Marrakech’s foremost museum is housed in a 19th century palace which draws on earlier architectural glories for inspiration, all centered on an Andalusian-style courtyard. The current form of the museum is largely due to patron Omar Benjelloun, who did much to reanimate interest in Morocco’s cultural heritage.
Exhibits include ceramics, jewels, arms, costumes, calligraphy and a collection of Judaica, reflecting the diverse cultural history of the city. Also on display is a fascinating selection of etchings which show Morocco as it has been viewed by foreign artists over the centuries.
Works by contemporary Moroccan artists round out the permanent collection, while a program of temporary exhibitions makes use of the old hammam and other spaces of the palace.
Tours & Tickets
See amazing Palaces and Monuments on a morning tour of Marrakech which includes the sweet smelling gardens of Bahia Palace, Koutoubia Tower with its 70 meter ... Read more
Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)