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Omani - French Museum, Muscat

(3.2/5 based on 35 reviews on the web)
The Omani French Museum is a heritage museum located in the former residence of the French Consul, Bait Faransa on Lane 9310, Qasr Al Alam Street, in the old quarter of Muscat, Oman.The white building which was essentially a palace, was initially established as a present by the Sultan Assayed / Faisal bin Turki to the French Consul in Muscat in 1896. On January 29, 1992, Sultan Qaboos bin Said and the late French President François Mitterrand established a museum in the palace to preserve the historical Omani-French relations. The museum has a substantial collection of items to this effect including photographs of the early French diplomats, historical documents, Omani - French ships, Omani and French costumes and jewellery and furniture.
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  • Very nice little Museum of the residence of France since the start of diplomatic relations with Oman we learn a lot of interesting things about our past relationships with the sulatanat
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  • Take a 30 minute tour around this old house. Look up and see the ceilings and enjoy the beautiful inner courtyard. Imagine living there without aircon and connectivity. A little gem of a house which h...  more »
  • This place is pretty uninteresting to most travellers, unless you are French and have a particular interest to the history of Oman-France relations. Not many exhibits, but the house itself is attracti...  more »
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  • Good museum that show the deep relationship between Oman and France
  • NOTE: special parking for visitors, look for it. Focuses on French visit and history between Oman and France. 90% of the descriptions are in French and not English. Arabic is there to of course.
  • Quaint little museum.
  • Perfect. Recommended
  • A beautiful Museum. Really liked
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