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National Archaeology Museum

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Good objects poorly presented

The objects are worth seeing although they are poorly displayed and interpreted for a 21st century... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2016
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Small Museum, Good Artifacts but lots missing

A very small museum with some fantastic artifacts, but much of it is on loan and the bronzes were... read more

Reviewed February 25, 2016
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Since 1986 this has been a history museum in Morocco, with rich archaeological collections dating back to prehistoric times.
Rue Brihi, Rabat 10030, Morocco
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Reviewed April 13, 2016

In a country with such a wealth of archaeological sites this comes as a huge disappointment, it seems as if no update has been made since the time of the French Protectorate... There are a few good pieces but poorly presented, half of the rooms...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

The objects are worth seeing although they are poorly displayed and interpreted for a 21st century museum. The bronzes were on loan to USA but still enjoyed the rest. It's a very small entrance fee and would be hard to charge more for current interpretation....More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed March 30, 2016

As an archaeologist, I have rarely seen an archaeology museum that I didn't like. The National Archaeology Museum in Rabat comes very close to breaking that rule. The museum is small and consists entirely of vitrines of sparse artifacts pinned on the walls with the...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed February 25, 2016

A very small museum with some fantastic artifacts, but much of it is on loan and the bronzes were being restored when I visited so were off limits. Still, for only $1 it's worth checking out.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Small museum but it has many interesting artifacts. A little difficult to get the full gist of the pieces on display if you do not speak French or Arabic but still quite worth the $1 entrance fee.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed January 11, 2016

It is a small museum but the displays are very good (labels are in French and Arabic). Some of the artefacts were recovered from the Roman-Period site of Volubilis, and I spent an interesting and very worthwhile hour here the day before visiting the site.

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed December 20, 2015

The "museum" -- does it even deserve the name? -- comprises one hall, a mezzanine floor and a courtyard. The hall had maybe 2 or 3 large statues and about 10 window-cases, the mezzanine had more window cases, and the courtyard some 6 - 8...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed December 16, 2015

The negative reviews are unfortunately accurate. There are a few exquisite pieces here, almost breathtakingly beautiful. But it is clear that no one, especially the curators and guards, cares about the museum. This was the only time in a long visit to Morocco that we...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed October 10, 2015

Interesting but best if you speak French or Arabic. Quite small. good bathrooms. Some neolithic specemins.

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed October 4, 2015

This museum is only a block or two away from the Muhammed VI Museum of Modern Art and worth your while if you like antiquities and history. The staff will answer any questions you have and make you feel,welcome.

Date of experience: October 2015
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March 17, 2018|
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Response from sandsh0912 | Reviewed this property |
No dinosaurs. It’s a museum of archeology not palaeontology
Rosemary N
May 30, 2016|
Response from Bernard B | Reviewed this property |
The museum is open from 9am to 4pm every day except Tuesday.