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Photography Museum of Marrakech

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Address: 46, Rue Souk Ahal Fassi, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Phone Number: +212 5243-85721
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9:30 am - 7:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 7:00 am
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Photography Museum has opened its doors in the heart of Marrakesh since...

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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Nice view nice food nice pictures

I enjoy the photography selection and the location. Pleasing surroundings on a fresh area. We enjoy nice lunch on the roof while enjoying the view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2013
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I enjoy the photography selection and the location. Pleasing surroundings on a fresh area. We enjoy nice lunch on the roof while enjoying the view.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

The best place in Marrakesh to get a real insight into how life was here 100 years ago. The photos are stunning, and don't miss the film on the top floor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We found this really difficult to find but worth persevering! The building is beautiful and the roof terrace gives fabulous views, the food looked delicious & v tempting but it was very busy. The film of the Berber village in the 50's was fascinating but my french not good enough to follow it. An English synopsis/audio would have been great.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

The photographs here are stunning. The space is lovely and a welcomed reprieve from the hectic medina. Head to the rooftop for tea and tangines.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

The museum is very well laid out.We found it very interesting and atmospheric and would definitely recommend it. Downside- it is hard to find and not necessarily marked on the map- head for Ben Yussef school and it's nearby. It is open 7 days a week (see website).Ignore any locals who stop you in the street and tell you it's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

The friendly and courteous staff offered us information about the museum in English as we entered, and pointed out that we could come and go if we kept our tickets. A lot of loving detective work appears to have gone on to draw this collection of mainly very early photographs together, and they're a fascinating record of what has and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is an excellent little museum - it is a small building packed with old photos of Morocco and Marrakech in particular. It really is fantastic seeing these old photos of the people and places - and seeing how in some ways they have changed so little. We knew about the museum but only found it by accident as we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Worth a visit, if only to realise that the only thing that has changed in 150 years is the presence of mobile phones and scooters!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Lots of black and white photos of people. I didn't really learn anything about Maroccan history. The video is in French.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

The Photographie is stunningly beautifull and make it seem that besides the scooters not much has changed in Marrakech. The menu off the day has made me return 3 times all ready with paying the entrance fee just once!

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