Maison de la Photographie

Maison de la Photographie, Marrakech: Hours, Address, Maison de la Photographie Reviews: 4.5/5

Maison de la Photographie
4.5
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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The Photography Museum has opened its doors in the heart of Marrakesh since May 2009. A private collection of 8000 photographs was gathered, this collection is only about Morocco and covers the period 1870 to 1950. The exposition contains hundreds of old photographs and shows the first film recorded in the High-Atlas in color, in 1957 by Daniel Chicault « Landscapes and Faces of the High-Atlas ».
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English_Ali
London, UK124 contributions
Couples
This modest museum has more to it than first appears. It follows a few key European photographers in Marrakech from the early part of last century and the techniques they adopted using the technology of the time. It’s laid out on a few floors and has a roof terrace cafe with far reaching views of the Medina.
Written March 21, 2022
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Baggiesfan2
Leeds, UK48 contributions
This is a lovely little place to visit, set over several floors, around a central courtyard, and with a rooftop terrace cafe. We visited mid afternoon, and appreciated the cool interiors and beautiful photographs on display. There weren't many people around so it was peaceful and easy to take your time with each exhibit. Thoroughly enjoyed this place.
Written April 20, 2022
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Lol0987
Evesham, UK95 contributions
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This museum is tucked away on a side street behind the Marrakech museum in a lovely house.
There are some fantastic examples of early photography showing photos of Morocco, Tangers and the people who lived there.
There is also a good example of different types of early photographs,eg old colour photos and explanations are given as to how they work.
There were two video presentations about interesting photographers and opportunities to buy some of the photos on exhibit.
It was interesting looking at the old pictures of Marrakech,comparing them to today.
It is well worth paying this museum a visit
Written January 13, 2020
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Asma B
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates17 contributions
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The museum is well set in a beautiful Riyad with a rich photography collection of morrocan daily life in the 19th & 20th century. Photography is very clear & detailed for that time.

The visitor will be able to create an image of how life was back then.

The soviner shop is nice with big collection of post card & magnets in very reasonable prices.

The rooftop restaurant was good.
Written January 7, 2020
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Ginevra
Florence, Italy4 contributions
Family
We went there after some local told us it was closed (don't believe them, they just want to bring you to the leather district and ask you money, and to buy leather things). The House of photography was awesome, from the outside seems pretty small, but inside is built on more floors with beautiful design. The photos were amazing art. You need to see them. And also on top of that there is a pretty terrace where you can have a meal or even just a mint tea or juices with a nice view of Marrakech's roofs. The waiter of the terrace's bar was really nice, as well as the guys at the entrance of the museum.
We had a great time there
Definitely recommend it
Written February 27, 2020
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Jo G
Guildford, UK232 contributions
The Museum is in a rough area of town near the tanneries where you will get hassled by people trying to take you to 'the Square'. Nevertheless we enjoyed seeing old photos of the cities and people of Morocco. There's a nice cafe on the roof for lunch.
Written January 9, 2020
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NewYorkNYTraveler
New York, NY397 contributions
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This is a hidden gem of a museum. But I emphasize the hidden because it is a little hard to find! After wandering around for 45 minutes in the Médina, we found what we thought was the entrance, which seemed closed. The actual entrance is next door through tHe small gift shop. That being said, once inside we fell in love with this museum. In particular, watch the 1957 films about the Berbers in the Atlas Mountains. The cafe on the roof has good views and delicious food. Finally, we signed up for a tour of a Berber community in the high Atlas that the museum runs in conjunction with a local Berber guide. It was the best day that we spent in the Marrakech area,
Written February 24, 2020
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HINA W
Islamabad, Pakistan6,322 contributions
Family
Maison de la Photographie of Marrakech is located in the heart of the Medina. You can find it right next to the Museum of Marrakech near the famous Ben Youssef Mosque. It holds a wonderful collection of photographs displayed on three floors. You can see prints dating back to 1870 here. Each photograph has detailed descriptions. The museum is the brainchild of Marrakech born Hamid Mergani and Parisian Patrick Menac’h. It was inaugurated in 2009.
Written July 9, 2020
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Rachel A
Chester, UK15 contributions
Don't give up if you can't find it at first!! It's not the easiest to locate but really do go and visit. It's beautifully laid out over 3 floors. Photo's stunning and really gives you a view into the city/country history. Terrace on the roof gives great views over the city as well.
Written March 1, 2020
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desoconnor2000
Leeds, UK19 contributions
This was a great museum/gallery with an amazing photographic display and a great historical record of Marrakech and Morocco. The care taken with the different displays is obvious, beautifully done...

The cafe up on the roof terrace is very good, one of the best tagines I had and the aubergine salad was so tasty!
Written February 4, 2020
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