Omani-French Museum, Muscat

Omani-French Museum, Muscat

The Omani French Museum is a heritage museum, located in the former residence of the French Consul, Bait Faransa, in the old quarter of Muscat.

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 The museum has a substantial collection of items to this effect including photographs of the early French diplomats, historical documents, Omani - French ships, Omani and French costumes and jewelery and furniture.

Operation hours: Sunday - Thursday: 8 am - 1:30 pm; Saturday: 9 am - 1 pm.
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Sight Name: Omani-French Museum
Sight Location: Muscat, Oman
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Muscat Cultural Walking Tour  

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