Omani French Museum
|Established||January 29, 1992|
|Location||Lane 9310, Qasr Al Alam Street, Muscat, Oman|
|Type||Omani-French heritage museum.|
|Director||Ministry of Heritage and Culture|
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 The museum has a substantial collection of items to this effect including photographs of the early French diplomats, historical documents, Omani - French ships, Omani and French costumes and jewellery and furniture.