Museum of Marrakech (Musee de Marrakech) Tours

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Housed in the 19th-century Dar Mnebhi Palace, at the heart of the medina, is the Museum of Marrakech (Musee de Marrakech). Founded by Moroccan journalist and activist Omar Benjelloun in 1997, the museum houses a small but impressive collection of Moroccan art and artifacts.
 
The Basics
Visitors can explore the museum as part of a tour of Mumbai’s highlights, or on a self-guided tour. Tickets include access to the temporary exhibitions, housed in the palace’s old hammam. Highlights of the permanent collection 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 series of etchings, which show Morocco over the centuries.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is an admission fee to enter the museum.
  • Signage within the museum is in Arabic and French only.
  • On-site facilities include a café, gift shop, and restrooms.
 
How to Get There
The museum is located in the souks area of the medina and is best reached on foot; it’s about 15 minutes’ walk from Jemaa el-Fna square. It can be tricky to find your way amid the maze-like lanes of the medina, so it may be best simply to ask for directions to Ben Yousef Madrasa, which is right next door.
 
When to Get There
The museum is open from 9am to 6:30pm daily, year-round, and although small, it rarely gets crowded.
 
Marrakech’s Best Museums
Other museums of note are also located in the medina and can be reached on foot from the Museum of Marrakech. The Tiskiwin Museum is a restored riad (a house built around a courtyard) with a large display of North African arts and crafts. The Museum of the Palmery combines stunning gardens with traditional art, and the Photography Museum showcases photos of Marrakech through the ages.
Location
Address: Place Ben Youssef, Marrakech, Morocco
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Marrakech Highlights: Guided Day Tour

Discover historic sites, architecture, and a vibrant old city on a full-day tour of Marrakech that takes in the city’s highlights, with breakfast, lunch, and round-trip hotel transfer included. Exploring the maze-like medina alongside a local guide means you can walk through back alleys and markets with confidence, from the Marrakech leather auction and Bahia Palace to the snake charmers of Jemaa el-Fnaa. This small-group tour is limited to 15 participants for a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Half-Day Guided Tour of Marrakech

See the sights of the city on this small group city tour. Visit the The Palais Bahia, built in the 19th century to be the grandest palace of the time, the museum at the Palais Badi, the lavish Saadien Tombs, Madrasa Ben Youssef which is the largest madrassa in Morocco, and the Marrakech Museum, plus have a local guide show you around the labyrinthine souk.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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