Persian Gulf Regional Museum
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Persian Gulf Regional Museum has an area of about 3,200 square meters on 2 floors with historical objects collected from different regions of the Persian Gulf and Bushehr, Khuzestan, and Hormozgan provinces. This museum, as one of the modern museums of Iran, has 15 galleries and exhibits antiquities from different historical periods for all comers. The main building of the museum is located in the former British Consulate, which was built during the Qajar period (1789 to 1925). The building of Persian Gulf Regional Museum is one of the historical sites of Bushehr which was built by the British government in the south of Iran for consular functions as well as an ambassador’s residence.
In Iran, however, museums do not occupy their true position in the cultural space and we know that museums usually play a role in conveying the concept of history and culture of the country’s distant past. However, different museums have been opened and established in different parts of Iran, which, according to the existing capabilities and potential of the area, have sought to fulfill their historical mission.
Among the existing museums, the Bushehr Regional Museum of the Persian Gulf can play a key role on the shores and northern coasts of the Persian Gulf as a specialized museum devoted to the history and culture of the Persian Gulf due to its capabilities and potential. As the name implies, this museum is regional and based in major areas on the Gulf coasts including Bushehr, Khuzestan, and Hormozgan, and introduces the historical and civilizational culture of the Persian Gulf from prehistoric times to the present.
History of the Persian Gulf Regional Museum
The Persian Gulf Regional Museum is a place steeped in the history and culture of the people of Bushehr, whose connection to the Persian Gulf, as well as to other neighboring regions of the Persian Gulf from Khuzestan to Hormozgan, is profound and commendable. The British government’s consulate at Sabzebad, Bushehr, has a very long history. This mansion has been a symbol of the demonstration of the power of a government that was once powerful in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Persian Gulf, as they say, an Empire over which the sun never sets.
But what stories does this consulate hide within itself to tell people today? Today, as the name of the Persian Gulf shines on this mansion, it reminds us of the ups and downs of the history of the people of this area, who always sought the territorial unity of Iran at critical historical moments, at the height of prestige and decadence of the times. Yes, that is right, the Regional Museum of the Persian Gulf in the Sabzabad Consulate has its roots in the era of the Elamites, the Achaemenid rule, the Parthian wars, the Sassanids, the Sirafian navigation, the prosperity of Ormoz and the bravery of Imam Qoli Khan, the patriotism of Shah Abbas and the patriotism of Nader Shah Khan, the failures of the Qajars and the tactics of Timur.