Omani - French Museum, Muscat

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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 The museum has a substantial collection of items to this effect including photographs of the early French diplomats, historical documents, Omani - French ships, Omani and French costumes and jewellery and furniture.
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  • The Museum is not extraordinary, but it allows you to be aware of the relations between the two countries since the 18th century to François Mitterrand's visit at the end of the 20th.
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  • Interested in the history of French Omani relations the historic house, and less
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  • This museum located in Muttrah is one of the smallest museum that can visited with historical information about the relation between Oman and France. Recommended for tourist.  more »
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  • As the name suggests,exhibits the long standing diplomatic relations between Oman and France. Good supporting staff.
  • It's good to visit.it Shaw the relationship between the two countries (Oman & France)
  • Tells the relation between France and Oman. Good place to visit. It is better to have a full day to visit all museums because they are all near each other.
  • For people's whom interesting for knowledge and historical
  • Good museum that show the deep relationship between Oman and France

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