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Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum

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Address: Street Rue Laalouj, Essaouira, Morocco
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Interesting, Small Local History Museum

This small museum was inexpensive to visit as it only cost 10dirham. When I arrived I was given an A4 sheet with information about the history of the building, which is rather... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
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Tain, Ross-shire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is arranged over two floors and has some well displayed and described artifacts, ranging from clothing to crafts, carpets, tools, etc. There are also some fascinating old photographs of the town. It is in a beautiful building.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is situated in a large and beautiful old house in the medina and contains a small but well arranged collection of artefacts relating to Essaouira. They show how argan oil (used for cosmetic and cooking purposes) is obtained and how thuya wood (used for furniture and small boxes, chess sets etc) is processed. I found particularly interesting the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This small museum was inexpensive to visit as it only cost 10dirham. When I arrived I was given an A4 sheet with information about the history of the building, which is rather splendid with an impressive central staircase. The museum's objects are displayed in glass cabinets with information in Moroccan Arabic and French. There is an interesting display of local... More 

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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Well worth a visit. Even though the text is in French and Arabic only, with a bit of vaguely remembered school French it is easy enough to work out what you are looking at. Less than a pound to get in. I especially liked the clothing, jewellery and musical instrument section. Beautiful building too. Nice break from the sun.

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Thank Rebecca S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nice museum right in the heart of the Medina. Staff very helpful and pleasant. Not expensive to get in either. A great way to chill out as you stroll through the small galleries. Kept me out of the sun for a bit. I loved it here and will definitely go again on my next visit to Essaouira.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We stumbled across this museum in the Medina. There was a small entrance fee and we were given an A4 information sheet in English which gave a short history of Essaouira. All the exhibits were in Arabic and French with some Chinese as the main exhibits highlighted the history of the local tea trade and the port towns links with... More 

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