Al Ghasham Museum House

Top choice in Oman

This fortified residence has hosted royalty on two occasions in its 300-year history. Now the sensitively restored, mud-brick house has been converted into an interesting museum. An active falaj runs through the courtyard and many of the rooms have been decorated with furniture from Zanzibar. A guided tour is included in the admission fee – helpful in identifying the best features, including a hidden passage exiting the castle, a library and a room of donated antiquities.