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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 The museum has a substantial collection of items to this effect including photographs of the early French diplomats, historical documents, Omani - French ships, Omani and French costumes and jewellery and furniture.
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  • This one is located near to Muscat Police Station. Just 5 mins walk from the Al Alam Palace. Museum is very small but nicely maintained. Most of the articles are in french or arabic. Some are translat...  more »
  • This museum gives a glimpse into historic life in Oman. It's the oldest house in Muscat (1896) which in itself is fascinating and the contents, which relate to the life and trails and tribulations of ...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • 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
  • 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.