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Omani - French Museum, Muscat
(3.2/5 based on 30+ 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 The museum has a substantial collection of items to this effect including photographs of the early French diplomats, historical documents, Omani - French ships, Omani and French costumes and jewellery and furniture.
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  • * Museum in European-style * gives a good overview of the Europe Oman relations * is well situated in Muscat and includes a visit vin in Muscat
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  • Our distant history is detailed and very interesting points. A lot of photos, explanatory texts, model boats.
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  • It's really fun! Shown as part of the colonial History of Oman, and Trade. Development and best moments. Interesting exhibits and for understanding and perception. Still we took a guide who just opened his eyes on Us perceptions of the country, most for small money.
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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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