MUSEUMS OF MOROCCO
Musées du Maroc


INTRODUCTION

Inhabited since prehistoric times, with a culture that goes back thirty centuries, at the cross-roads of Roman, Berber and Arab civilisations, Morocco is rich in museums overflowing with treasures.

These magical places are entirely devoted to admiration. The touch of a master transforms the humblest objects into masterpieces. Carpets, pottery, garments or arms, here everyhting is a work of art. As the representation of humans or animals is contrary to the teachings of Islam, artists have channelled all their creative effort into producing infinite variations of abstract, geometric or stylised motifs.

Moroccan museums are very often monuments in their own right. Even empty, they would be well worth a visit.

For the shimmering quality of the colours, the richness of materials and the subtleties of form, a visit to the museums of Morocco is not merely an introduction to part of humanity's heritage; it is in fact an opportunity to experience a total enchantment of the spirit and the senses...


National museums are generally closed on tuedays.
Those museums located in government office buildings may be closed at weekends.

Opening hours vary from one museum to another. They open between 08.30 and 09.30, and close between 17.30 and 18.30, usually closing for one hour at lunch time (check locally).

For more information, please contact:
Ministry of Culture
Avenue Mohamed V, quartier des Ministères, Rabat
Tel (212 7) 76 60 54 / 73 80 37
Fax. (212 7) 76 88 14

BE PREPARED!
It will take time before we can implement a virtual tour to all the museums...
Please send us a mail with the name of 3 museums that, you think, should have the priority...

TANGIER
Museum of Moroccan Arts
Museum of Antiquities
American Legation Museum
Forbes Museum

CHEFCHAOUEN
Ethnographic Museum

TETOUAN
Archaeological Museum
Ethnographic Museum

LARACHE
Archeological Museum

MEKNES
Dar Jamai Museum

RABAT
Oudaias Museum
Archaeological Museum
Natural Science Museum
Postal Museum

FEZ
Dar Batha Museum
Borj-Nord Museum

MARRAKESH
Dar Si Said Museum
Majorelle Museum
Bert Flint Museum

ESSAOUIRA
Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah Museum

SAFI
National Ceramics Museum

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Email:Poste@maroc.net