Museums Not to Miss While in Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh is a city full of history, culture, and artistic heritage. The city houses many museums that show the treasures of the past in extraordinary palaces and incredible buildings contributing to the broad cultural diversity. Some of the most fascinating and interesting museums are in located in the medina of Marrakech and should be a must see in every traveler’s list.

Museum of Jewelry

This is a lovely modern museum hosting vast collections of locally crafted jewelry. The exhibitions represent artefacts demonstrating the talents and skills needed to find and shape precious materials in the region. In every room you will see different collections from various regions and eras, including beadwork, silver work, and embroidered pieces.

Museum of Friends of Marrakech

This museum is located in a spectacular building from the 19th century called the Palace of Dar Menebhi and it is dedicated to contemporary art inspired in the region from local and international artists. Besides many forms of art, the museum also offers displays of jewelry, ceramics, and manuscripts.

The Tiskiwin Museum

It holds one of the widest and most picturesque collections of North African arts and crafts like textile, jewelry, basket work, and so much more. The museum is owned by a Dutch anthropologist, showcasing displays from different regions across the Sahara desert. The key exhibit is the Berber tent composed entirely from camel hair.

Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Arts

Opened in 2009, this is one of the relatively new museums in Marrakech. More than 4.500 photographs will take you back to 1870. Here you will find photos depicting the old archeological sites, and portraits of locals. Exceptional films and photographs of Berber culture are available for viewing. The building that houses the museum is a restored funduq (an inn for travelers and merchants).

About the author

Kevin Dyck is the founder of Mosaic North Africa and has over 11 years experience living in North African countries. He is an Arabic speaker with a passion for travelers to encounter the diverse cultures and natural beauty found throughout the North Africa region. He currently lives in and works for MNA from Tunis, Tunisia.

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