Nizwa Museum provides visitors to learn about Omani heritage, culture and civilization.
Nizwa: The “Nizwa” Museum, which is located in the center of Nizwa State in Al Dakhiliyah Governorate, provides its visitors with the opportunity to embark on a journey through history to learn about Omani heritage, culture and civilization.
Muhammad bin Ahmed Ambusaidi, owner and director of the Nizwa Museum, said: The museum, which is supervised by the General Directorate of Museums at the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, includes about two thousand exhibited items, divided into 8 carefully selected halls, which are: the Manuscripts Hall, the Weapons Hall, the Human Hall, and the Civilizational Communication Hall. The Copper Hall, the Handicrafts Hall, the Pottery Hall, and the Women’s Hall.
He added that the collections distributed in the museum halls highlight the Omani ability to harness nature to enable construction and stability, and focus on the Omani tangible and intangible heritage.
He explained that the museum’s vision aims to improve the heritage tourism system in the Sultanate of Oman in general and the state of Nizwa in particular, which is a major tourist destination in the Sultanate of Oman, in addition to showing Nizwa’s historical and cultural role and making the museum a center for cultural radiance and an integrated historical reference for those who wish to explore the depths of Omani history. And learning about ancient residents’ possessions and their various uses.
He explained that the museum also aims to deliver a message to the world about the Omani heritage in all cultural fields, to become a permanent headquarters in order to serve the community in cultural communication between the past and the present, preserve and restore cultural heritage, and enhance activities in the museum field, such as displaying artifacts and tools used in the manufacture of ancient human heritage.
Regarding the collectibles, Mohammed bin Ahmed Ambusaidi said: The museum contains nearly two thousand archaeological and heritage pieces, represented by Omani manuscripts dating back more than 400 years, rarities of Omani pottery, handmade Omani copperware, doors, windows, and wood with various patterns, colors, and shapes, and equipment. Machines and materials used in crafts and handicrafts.
He added that the museum includes a collection of traditional weapons and their accessories dating back to the sixteenth century, fossils and fossils dating back 260 million years, handicrafts used by ancient residents, and many heritage pieces that tell the story of cultural and commercial communication with other peoples.
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