In a renovated 1930s house, this excellent museum traces the history – and prehistory – of Muscat through imaginative, interactive displays and exhibits. A cut-and-paste dinosaur, using bones found in Al-Khoud area of Muscat and topped up with borrowed bones from international collections, is one of the many striking exhibits. The ethnographic displays help set not just Muscat but the whole of Oman in a regional, commercial and cultural context. The ground floor of the museum is used as an exhibition space. There is a branch of the popular Khargeen Café in the entrance.