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Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah Museum

Rue Laalouj Derb, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 4 4472300
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Essential for the local insight

Having wandered around the Medina for a few days we took ourselves off to the museum. The museum... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
A nice museum in a nice space

The museum has a nice overview of the history of Essaouira. I most enjoyed the collection of... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2017
Brady R
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Rue Laalouj Derb, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
+212 4 4472300
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having wandered around the Medina for a few days we took ourselves off to the museum. The museum offers the context and a better understanding of the peoples of the region, the development of the port and town, the influence of the many cultures meeting...More

Thank sisterraysaid
Reviewed June 22, 2017

The museum has a nice overview of the history of Essaouira. I most enjoyed the collection of clothing from the 19th and 20th centuries. There is also a good section about different musical traditions. Signs are in Arabic and French. Well worth the 10DH admission.

Thank Brady R
Reviewed April 23, 2017

Just happened to see this in the Medina and stopped by. For a cheap entry price of dirhams - good value. A limited range of authentic artifacts (inc. musical instruments). Looks as if it was once the Home of a prosperous Resident of some standing...More

Thank BobandJosie
Reviewed October 5, 2016

This is a lovely place to retreat from the hustle and bustle of the Medina. There is not a lot in side in terms of museum exhibits but the architecture and Moroccan design are lovely to sit with and enjoy a quiet moment. There was...More

Thank Nic M
Reviewed September 28, 2016

A bit disappointing. Its a great space, light, high ceilings and a splendid staircase [ no lift for disabled access ]. But the displays are only described in French, and the English ''guide'' is a single piece of A4 paper, with a bad translation of...More

Thank Fabmamma
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

The price for going inside this museum is very cheap (10 dirham for adults). The museum itself isn't very big. They have some nice old traditional Morocco items for show. My French isn't that good and sadly all descriptions were in French or Arabic. It's...More

Thank Bjørn B
Reviewed July 16, 2016

Following lunch and before our Nova 6 traveling group went horseback riding along the beach, we spent quality time at Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah, a museum of Essaouira history and crafts. The compact exhibition area contains a wide variety of carpets, textiles, clothing, jewelry, metalwork,...More

Thank traveldean
Reviewed June 28, 2016

After an extended period of closure for refurbishment the old museum has now re-opened. There are too many items of interest to list which depict the history of Essaouira fishing port and town with local handcrafts on display behind protective glass screens to avoid theft...More

Thank Kaptainsensible
Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Nice place not too big but then neither is Essouiara. Interesting place to waste 45 mins and cheap at 10dh

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed February 19, 2016

A local historical and craft museum containing a wide variety of carpets, textiles, clothing, jewellery, metalwork, woodwork and historic photos. The only drawback was that all labels were in french and arabic. All the visitors in the visitors book were english and german.

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