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Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah Museum

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Rue Laalouj Derb, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Agree with one of the previous reviewers. I like to learn at museums but not sure what I took away on this visit. Not the fact it was small but I don't understand Arabic and speak basic English. With all the tourists speaking English, I...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank yota7
Reviewed May 13, 2019

Small. No English (French and Arabic only). No photos allowed. $7 per person is pricey for this place. Hard to understand what the exhibits were trying to communicate. In the heart of the medina. If this review is helpful then please indicate so below.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

Small museum with clothing, jewelry, old photos, painted wood, some furniture, guns and various other features. The mansion itself is quite nice. 70 MAD entry but as in every museum upkeep is necessary. Friendly admission person. No photos allowed and no English.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank karilynnequin
Reviewed February 3, 2019

This history museum is housed in a nice 19th century merchant building and is easy to find on this central street of the city and well marked. It was named after the founder of the city, Mohammed ben Abdallah.There is a fee to enter. Nice...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed December 30, 2018 via mobile

The museum is located on a beautiful building. However the collection isn't anything special. There are some interesting ancient objects, but most of the features you can see in the antique shops in medina. Worth a visit if you don't mind to pay 70DH.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Belunaaa
Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

About 2 floors of various jewellery items, musical instruments and attire displayed - resembled the stuff you see tons of in the antique shops. Waste of time and money.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SrikanthSivaraj
Reviewed December 26, 2018

Museum collection housed in an old residence in the heart of the medina. Beautiful collection of various items, costumes, etc. Signs are in arabic and french, but they do have an English language handout. Was disappointed that they didn't have carpets on display. Fee to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 685alang
Reviewed October 1, 2018

It's worth the trip just to see the building that houses the museum. The collection is varied and interesting. You get a glimpse of the many expertly made arts and crafts of Morocco as well as some history.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bbinder
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Very small museum with very few artefacts and no information in English. At 70 MAD per person it's very expensive for 10 minutes entertainment. Admission staff rude and dismissive.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Eimear S
Reviewed August 30, 2018

“Not a museum” moaned the teens. And moments after parting company with nearly £30 requested to admit them, I could see their point. (It is 70 dhirams a head for each visitor over 12). It is a fine building, containing a very modest collection of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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