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 Old 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 The museum has a substantial collection of items to this effect including photographs of the early French diplomats, historical documents, Omani - French ships, Omani and French costumes and jewellery and furniture.
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  • Discouraging schedules, poor content, unprepossessing home. In short, a safe house for officials in search of exoticism.
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  • The Bait Al Franca offers - after you broke it through a door, which seems like a back door--especially a history of omanisch French relations. If one is interested in, you can safely spend a long time studying the texts. For most of the visitors but this will lead relatively quickly to skip entire rooms in the Museum. If one has much time in Muscat, you can spend it in this museum. I would not classify it. Interesting, however, is located on the first floor furnished room of the earlier French emissary and a few rooms with authentic furniture and everyday objects.
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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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  • This property belongs to French government. This was the residence of French envoy during 1970's. You can see some historical photos and Omani antiques.
  • As the name suggests,exhibits the long standing diplomatic relations between Oman and France. Good supporting staff.
  • A place to visit in Oman.
  • It's good to visit.it Shaw the relationship between the two countries (Oman & France)
  • Nice place

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