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Museum of Marrakesh

Place Ben Youssef, Marrakech, Morocco
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As featured in 3 days in Marrakech and 1 other guide
Ranked #52 of 88 Attractions in Marrakech
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Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The Museum is housed in the old palace of Dar M’Nebhi Palace and well worth the admission price just for that. Inside the palace the layout is fairly... more »
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Barcelona, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

If you take the 60dh musee + madrassa youseff it's ok if you don't know what to do more in marrakech... The museum is not really amazing

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Breathtaking architecture and beautiful art. The details in ceilings doors murals floors are just out of this world. We truly enjoyed our time there. Well worth it!!!

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Marrakech Museum video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IaG7gm7Fyc&list=PL685D161F0C923C0C Perhaps the biggest misunderstanding is that many visitors expect to see in a museum interesting exhibitions. This is not really the case here. The house itself is an example of Andalusian architecture worth a visit. All the exhibits inside are incidental and should not be considered as a main attraction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

You can buy a combined ticket to se the museum and the Medersa Ben Youssef which I would advise. They are very close and both worth seeing. The museum is in an old palace with beautiful architecture. Many fascinating items such as embroidery that used to be done by young children as it was so fine that even teenagers could... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I was told by my guide book and by a few locals to go and see this museum as it was supposedly well-worth seeing. Of course, none of them told me it was all in Arabic and French, without even hand-held listening guides! It is pretty small and I would say that, in comparison to most museums I have been... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The entrance courtyard looked promising with a very nice cafe with seats outside and under a colonnade. There is also a rather small bookshop with an even smaller range of art books. As you approach the actual entrance to the Palace, you will see the only sign in English which advises you that you can take photo's! The exhibits are... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We paid 10 extra dirhams at the Ben Youssed Medersa to go this museum nearby. There isn't a lot to see but I thought the large metal chandeliers were beautiful and intricate. I have never seen chandeliers like those before in any palace. The tiles were beautiful and colorful. There is a person who will write your name in Arabic... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The Musee de Marrakech was a former palace. it is housed in the Dar M’Nebhi Palace. It was renovated and opened in the year 1997 by Omar Benjelloun - a Moroccan arts patron. The palace was built in the late 19th century for defence minister Mehdi Mnebb. It is a perfect example of Moroccan architecture with a traditional courtyard in... More

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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Small dull with no English information. To read. A few tired old exhibits. You pay an extra 10MAD on the admiration to the Islamic school so not much extra but not worth your time.

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Erlangen, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This museum is housed in a beautiful building, but the architecture is the most intriguing part about it, as the museum is dimly lit and does not have many notable pieces. Also, if you don't read and write in Arabic and French, you'll likely struggle to understand the placards explaining the history behind the art.

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