TEHRAN.(Iranart) –The Persian Gulf Regional Museum in Iran’s southwestern province of Bushehr is to be inaugurated in late September coincided with the World Tourism Day, said a local cultural heritage and tourism official.
According to Nasrollah Ebrahimi, the deputy director general of the Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicraft Department of Bushehr province, the museum is to be open during the World Tourism Day celebrations on September 27.
The official added that the museum was built with a budget of 400 billion rials (about $9.5 million at the official rate of 42,000 rials) in an area of eight hectares.
He said that the museum will be inaugurated by Iranian Minister of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Ali-Asghar Mounesan.
As one of Iran’s modern museums, the Persian Gulf Regional Museum has 15 galleries and will display relics from different historical eras and the main building of the museum is located in the former British Consulate, which was built in the Qajar era (1789–1925), Ebrahimi said.
The Persian Gulf Regional Museum with an area of approximately 3,200 square meters is built in 2 floors to showcase the objects remained from the regional history of the Persian Gulf or collected from the provinces of Bushehr, Khuzestan and Hormuzgan.
The former consulate of Britain (Sabzabad edifice) is used currently as a maritime museum by Iran’s Navy. The facility is one of those historical buildings of Bushehr city which had been constructed in southern Iran by the British government in order to do consular affairs and also be used as the residence of the British ambassador during Britain’s dominance in 19th century.
Source: Iran Daily