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“Wonderful pieces, needs modernising”

National Archaeology Museum
Ranked #15 of 57 things to do in Rabat
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Owner description: Since 1986 this has been a history museum in Morocco, with rich archaeological collections dating back to prehistoric times.
Reviewed February 12, 2012

We decided to forgo our trip to Volubilis (not enough time or energy) and visit the archaeology museum in Rabat instead. The pieces were phenomenal, particularly the Roman bronzes (head of Juba II and that of Cato the Elder were masterpieces). However the museography was somewhat dated and as the national museum, needs a real overhaul to make it more comprehensible in terms of cultural history. A self-appointed guide attached himself in a very discreet manner (apearing and disappearing) with some helpful comments on some of the artifacts (I think he expects a minimum of 20 Dh - I felt a bit guilty about my 10 dh). I found the Punic carvings and some of rock "scratchings" very interesting and could have done with a lot more information. In fact I was left with many more questions than were answered by the museum. There was no book shop either.

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Reviewed January 17, 2012

The gems of this museum are the Volubilis bronzes. While these are impressive, the rest of the finds have been neglected, some even labeled poorly (and only in French) which can take away from the experience. It's 10dh to get in but I probably wouldn't recommend it, especially when there are more fun and interactive things to do like Chellah.

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Reviewed November 9, 2011

Located a short walk from the main train station and L1 tram route, past the unfinished museum of contemporary art.

Small but interesting collection predominantly neolithic, pre roman and roman. Some superb roman bronzes from volubilis.
Labeling is brief and in Arabic and French. No additional info /pamphlets available. Would have been much more interesting for us if explanations available in English.

Museum staff extremely helpful and keen to explain objects significance in French and a little English.

Clean toilets.

10 dirhams entry.

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