Museum of Marrakesh

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Alan P
Gateshead, UK26 contributions
Don't miss the calligrapher in the hammam - or the toilets!
Mar 2020
First, please remember that Morocco is a country where Arabic and French are the official languages, not English.
Yes, it's inconvenient that there's little in the way of English explanation, but the guide books tell you that - do your homework! Better still, at least brush up your French before you come - not everyone speaks English here. We would have had difficulty even with some taxi drivers if we couldn't speak some basic French. Don't be arrogant about your language.
The museum could be better set out and cared for, but there's plenty here of interest to anyone wanting to learn about this incredible city. The massive chandelier is mind-blowing, and the decor in general is worth the modest admission fee alone, even though the Bahia Palace is better.
One of the great features of the Museum is the calligrapher in the hammam; for only 20 dirhams (£1.70) my wife got a lovely bookmark bearing her name in Arabic characters, beautifully decorated. Yes, you can get similar elsewhere in Marrakech, maybe even cheaper, but this calligrapher is first-class; it was a thrill just to watch him at work on her gift. That bookmark will give us so much pleasure, and great memories.
Finally, be sure to visit the WCs - their decor is tremendous, too!
It makes me smile that so many people writing before me felt that they'd wasted their money here. Their language-arrogance and lack of research means that they deserved that. Look at the volume of reviews and realise that they're a sad minority.
Written March 23, 2020
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SeeingTHEworld2012
Victoria, Canada830 contributions
An odd assortment
Mar 2020 • Solo
This is a mixture of history and contemporary art and it seems very disjointed.

The building is interesting with a covered courtyard.

If I had another place and my time was limited I would skip this museum.

Written March 12, 2020
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marftrip
Kernersville, NC239 contributions
Worth the Time!
Feb 2020 • Solo
Yes, the info is in French and Arabic, but the building itself is beautiful and well worth the price of admission. Having just traveled trough Morocco for about 16 days, it’s obvious the country is slowly, but surely renovating many of its significant buildings/historic sites. Sadly for me-that has meant missing several I specifically wanted to see because the renovation is ongoing. It’s not about competing - one that has been renovated (which took several years) with one in less pristine condition. This is still an important part of Moroccan history and architecture, and well worth the time. It’s a peaceful oasis in the Medina (although the only two times I was hassled were in that area), and a lovely place to sit and soak up the atmosphere l. The artifacts mostly speak for themselves.
Written February 21, 2020
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donnison44
Grantham, UK604 contributions
Good Building But Disappointing Exhibits
Feb 2020
This museum is in a really interesting building with lots of rooms with intricate wall decorations and some painted ceilings but nearly so good as many others we had seen. Maybe if you come here first you could be impressed but not after visiting Biaha Palace. The main courtyard has a magnificent chandelier. There are several small rooms off the courtyard. The museum is let down by having just a little of the history of the kingdom. The exhibits are not so interesting are not well displayed. There is a small room where an artist is painting cards which are for sale. There are also a number of rooms with an art exhibition of local artists. Some interesting passageways too. There is an outdoor cafe with some cover from the sun and the mint tea was fine.
Written February 18, 2020
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AdelaideSusanM
Adelaide, Australia55 contributions
Easy place to spend some time
Feb 2020 • Couples
The courtyard cafe is not cheap but is peaceful, the museum itself is good with some modern art housed in an old Riad. the chandelier in the courtyard is huge!!
Written February 15, 2020
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DGY-Eaglescliffe
Eaglescliffe, UK413 contributions
Excellent place
Jan 2020
A great way to see the history of the place in a lovely building, spend some time there and learn/ see its interesting history.
Written February 3, 2020
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Lol0987
Evesham, UK92 contributions
So,so disappointing
Jan 2020 • Couples
We were hoping to get some insight into the history of the city/country by visiting this museum.
There were a few historical pictures in the small entrance hall..then nothing...
The beautiful building sadly needs a lot of TLC and the few exhibits in the dark gallery at the back were dusty and poorly labelled.
One of the rooms housed a contemporary art exhibition and where the Hammam was at the back,we were led to a calligrapher selling Arabic personalised pictures
The whole building was in a state of disrepair.
The stunning space in the middle,dominated by the chandelier was populated by feral cats
So much could be done with the money paid in admission fees to improve what is such an interesting asset to the city.Surely there must be collections of antiquities or an opportunity to tell the story of Marrakech and this would be the ideal place
Written January 15, 2020
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Katthescorpia
Montesano, WA78 contributions
Underwhelming but beautiful
Dec 2019
I only visited this museum because the Musee Ben Youssef was being renovated. It was small with more interest in getting you to buy calligraphy or other services. The captions on the items were only in Arabic and French. However, the courtyard was beautiful as were the crafts.
Written December 15, 2019
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ginaandjoy
London, UK346 contributions
Underwhelming unfortunately!
Dec 2019 • Friends
Disappointing for the price of 50 D.
Beware all the information is in French. Pictures, pots, jewellery & odds & sods. Spent about 30 mins there. Also difficult to find as you wind through all the alleyways.
Written December 8, 2019
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Paul P
Ely, UK123 contributions
No English information; so-so displays
Oct 2019 • Couples
For once I didn't check TripAdvisor first... should have known! This museum has displays only in French and Arabic so do bring a guide if possible. We did not so it was a bit tricky to interpret some of the information. Sadly I don't think it mattered a great deal as there wasn't much on display given the remit of this city museum and much of the space was devoted to contemporary art - some appealing, some much less so.

Entry cost 50dh per adult. There is extra charge to use the toilets which always frustrates me in paid attractions.

As many reviewers have said, the building itself is the main attraction but honestly if you are visiting the bahia palace it is nothing new here.
Written October 10, 2019
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