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National Archaeology Museum

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Address: Rue Brihi, Rabat, Morocco
Phone Number: 212/7/70 19 19
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Since 1986 this has been a history museum in Morocco, with rich...

Since 1986 this has been a history museum in Morocco, with rich archaeological collections dating back to prehistoric times.

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Small, well-presented museum

It is a small museum but the displays are very good (labels are in French and Arabic). Some of the artefacts were recovered from the Roman-Period site of Volubilis, and I spent an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Rose244
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a small museum but the displays are very good (labels are in French and Arabic). Some of the artefacts were recovered from the Roman-Period site of Volubilis, and I spent an interesting and very worthwhile hour here the day before visiting the site.

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The "museum" -- does it even deserve the name? -- comprises one hall, a mezzanine floor and a courtyard. The hall had maybe 2 or 3 large statues and about 10 window-cases, the mezzanine had more window cases, and the courtyard some 6 - 8 pieces of stone. I'm sure they get few visitors. The place had a sleepy, uninterested... More 

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southwest England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The negative reviews are unfortunately accurate. There are a few exquisite pieces here, almost breathtakingly beautiful. But it is clear that no one, especially the curators and guards, cares about the museum. This was the only time in a long visit to Morocco that we saw such a poor display. You can see it all in less than a half... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Interesting but best if you speak French or Arabic. Quite small. good bathrooms. Some neolithic specemins.

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Thank jeanlf
Walla Walla, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This museum is only a block or two away from the Muhammed VI Museum of Modern Art and worth your while if you like antiquities and history. The staff will answer any questions you have and make you feel,welcome.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Even though the entry fee is cheap (10DH) I expected more from this. The guide book I had recommended it but theres only about 4 rooms containing a small amount of items, not particularly nicely presented. Unless you have a particular interest in archeological items I would not recommend it.

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Rabat, Morocco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

this is a real shame for the government of Morocco - with such briliant history of Northern Africa they have small, badly organised museum where there is no guide and literally very little explanations of who and when was coming to that place to settle a Phoenician, Roman, Ottoman empires and alike. If you are lucky you will see bronze... More 

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Thank Maxim T
Amsterdam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Worst museum ever. A few shards and other bric-a-brac, no decent lighting or explanation, most of the pieces were out on loan, including the main attractions from the bronze room.

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It is a bit of a time capsule from colonial days but there are good artifacts and occasional narrative overviews in French. DK insight guides are particularly good in laying out museums in Morocco so I strongly suggest you consult that guide before you go to the museum – otherwise you will miss the significance of what you are seeing.... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We planned to visit the museum to see the exhibit of Roman bronze from Volubilis. Unfortunately the exhibit is closed but none of our guidebooks indicated that. It had a few bronze sculptures from Volubilis on display but it is very small exhibit. If you are in the area, you can stop by (it is only 10 dirham) but don't... More 

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