Museum of the Frankincense Land

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The Museum of Frankincense Land is a fascinating attraction in Salalah that showcases Oman's rich cultural heritage in the frankincense trade. This museum is dedicated to exploring the history and development of the trade route of the Arabian Peninsula and its prominent role in the global trade system. It offers an insightful glimpse into the life of the great frankincense tree and the traditional method of harvesting and processing.

Learn about the different aspects of trade at the Museum of Frankincense Land:

The museum is divided into sections that showcase the different aspects of the frankincense trade. The journey begins with the history of frankincense and how it has been traded over the centuries, followed by a section that details the process of harvesting and transporting frankincense. The museum also features a section dedicated to the display of different types of frankincense and their uses, including for religious and medicinal purposes.


One significant museum highlight is its interactive exhibits, which allow visitors to engage and learn about the frankincense trade. Kids will enjoy experiencing the traditional methods used to extract frankincense using tools such as copper spoons, as well as hearing stories of the caravans that transported the precious resin from Salalah to distant places. Visitors also can enjoy a video room, where documentaries related to the Frankincense trade and its history are projected on a large screen.

Botanical gardens:

The museum is not just restricted to the exhibits and showcasing the history of frankincense; visitors can also enjoy some leisure time in the beautiful gardens. The botanical gardens that surround the outdoor exhibit feature exotic plant species characteristic of the region. Here visitors can indulge in strolls and imbibe the tranquil atmosphere.

The Museum of Frankincense Land in Salalah is the perfect place to learn about Oman's distinctive frankincense trees' history and significance. From its interactive exhibits to the enlightening outdoor displays, this museum is a must-visit attraction in Oman. A must-visit destination for tourists seeking insight into Oman's rich culture and history, it offers an educational and entertaining experience for all ages.

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    2 hours

Address of Museum of the Frankincense Land

As Sultan Qaboos Street, Salalah 211 Oman

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