Above pictured is the traditional "Majlis" were you will be served dates, tea, and Omani coffee.
Before this you will likely have been given a demonstration of how traditional blankets are woven and traditional cosmetics. If you are brave try the safron yellow facial. But watch out because it takes a good 15 minutes to rub off!:) There is also a room with traditional Omani dress from all over Oman that you can dress up in for photos, along with baby care from the old days in Oman.
In the rooms adjacent the majlis you will see how coffee is prepared, from the crushing of the beans, to lighting the fire, and roasting the beans. Traditional song accompanies the demonstration. You will also get to see how bread is baked, and sample it. If you bring your own cheese, mmmmmmm, the hot bread is just delicious!Downstairs, where you are greeted and start your tour, you get to see how flour is ground (and try your hand it, I was told I was quite good), how oils are collected from nuts, how milk and butter are made, and numerous historical artifacts are maintained. The staff are very knowledgeable and speak enough of many languages to be able to interact with you. They also don't seem to mind their photographs being taken.A prized pocession, besides the numerous household and village farming artifacts, is a copy of the Prophet Mohamed's letter inviting the Kings of Oman to accept Islam, which they did, to which the Prophet of Allah said the land of Oman would be blessed with fertile soil and game, and that Islam would be strong in the hearts of Omanis.
Al Hamra's historical district has many such traditional houses, and so does Misfah Al Abriyan, just up the road, famous for its ancient falaj (irrigation) system and beautiful farms cut out of the hillside. Bahla and Nizwa can be seen on the same day, as the house seems to be open by 9 0 clock am and stays open until at least 2 o clock pm. I believe the cost is one rial per person.