Berber Ecomuseum

Berber Ecomuseum, Marrakech: Hours, Address, Berber Ecomuseum Reviews: 4.5/5

Berber Ecomuseum
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johnhp702
Derby, UK16,407 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
This is not the Berber Musuem in the Jardin Majorelle, I have tried numerous time to get the "Berber Musuem" listed on TA but for whatever reason TA does not want to know. I have also pointed out to them again that there are numerous reviews on this site that should be associated to the Berber Musuem in the Jardin Majorelle.
Written April 7, 2018
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Carmen P
Santa Fe, NM172 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
Looking at the other reviews, I think there is some confusion about which museum this is. This Berber museum is out of town—you walk up a steep hill from the road, past some small village houses. We had a personal guide who explained the exhibits but there is good documentation in English on the walls. There was a good explanation of the Berber symbols in the weaving and a number of photographs from the photographic expedition done after independence. It is a small museum and I’m not sure worth the drive but if you are going to the anima gardens, it is just a little further.
Written April 5, 2018
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Astrid Anglofil
Stockholm, Sweden650 contributions
Sep 2019
If you ask me the best thing about the visit was the breathtaking gardens, but also the fact that you got to learn a bit of history. I, for instance, didn't know that the Berber people shared some history with Jews. Also appreciated learning about the meaning of all the different colors.
Written September 4, 2019
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Ayudha D Prayoga
Jakarta, Indonesia22 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
I arrived there very early in the morning. The museum was not open. My driver woke the museum keeper up to open the door :-)
The museum was the house of village leader, a stunning house and very nice.
Khalid ben Yousef, The museum keeper, is very nice and very resourceful person.
You can ask and learn many things about berber culture there.
Should you go there, he will ask you whether you want to see the museum by yourself or with guidance. Ask with guidance, it's free. The guide will reject your tip, and said that it was included in the ticket.
The ticket is only 20 Dh, it's nothing compared with what you get.
Just ask him about anything you want to know.
Written July 17, 2017
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Jan_O_Essex
London, UK73 contributions
Feb 2015 • Friends
Small museum but very informative and the presentation of the exhibits was excellent. Found inside the Majorelle Gardens. Entrance to gardens 50 DH and to museum a further 25DH
Written February 4, 2015
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jeremymnyc
New York City, NY12 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
Even if you didn't like pretty, shady gardens, it'd be worth the price of admission to the Majorelle Gardens just to come here. (It's 70MAD to get into the gardens and an additional 30MAD for the museum.)

The museum is very professionally done, with captions in French and English. Beautifully done apparel exhibits, displayed on mannequins, along with art, objects, jewelry, tools and photos.
Written July 4, 2017
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Vjaggatura
Galway, Ireland39 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
This museum is located in a riad tucked in one of the narrow alleys of the Medina. Although a bit difficult to find, there are several signs along the way so watch out for these! The museum exhibits artefacts of 'Popular Arts'; mainly Boucharouite carpets, but also exhibits other art forms such as paintings. The riad is an exhibition in itself, so it. The owner is passionate about the collection, and was more than happy to offer us his insights. Definitely one of the highlights of Marrakesh, and highly recommended.
Written September 20, 2014
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chitowngirl_9
Chicago, IL22 contributions
May 2014 • Friends
One of my favourite days in the area of Marrakech was spent in the Ourika Valley. My friends and I (a group of 4) booked the Ecomusee Berbere tour through the Photography Museum (which is also worth seeing), and we were kind of blown away. This is a real authentic experience without stoping at any touristy shops along the way… we used public transport to get to our destination (with the help of our guide), when we arrived we did a gentle three hour hike in the beautiful valley, explored a few villages and a salt mine, then we ate a delicious lunch at our guide Khalid's house - lovely home, amazing food and amazing people! We then toured the Ecomusee Berbere - a great informative museum housed in a renovated Kasbah. Khalid was with us the whole time and was super informative and passionate about the Berber culture, the surrounding nature, his people, etc. This is the real deal - this is not a typical tourist trip.. if you are looking for an authentic Berber experience, ditch the tourist groups (you will see tours advertised in Marrakech at travel agencies, restaurants, and your accommodation), head to the Photography Museum and book a tour with Khalid. I couldn't recommend it more.
Written May 26, 2014
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Hara m
Rhodes, Greece44 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Its a nice small museum inside the garden of majorelle. You can see many jewelleries and uniforms that send you even more years back! Especially the area with the mirrors is beautiful with nice sounds.
Written December 1, 2019
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Samira
Columbia, Maryland27 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
I wish I had more time here, and more time in the store, as well. This offers a beautiful insight into Berber culture, with information in Arabic, French and English. I do't recall if other languages were available.
This was a perfect place to visit before we went on a trek in the Atlas Mountains with Berber guide.
I highly look forward to their new museum, hopefully opening soon (inshallah).
Written October 28, 2017
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