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Best Museums in Morocco | Explore the Hidden Culture Heritage

Many people visit museums when they travel to new places, it is to know about that area through its history and old cultures. One of the great benefits of visiting museums is that it allows you to change your perspectives and place you in the shoe of an artist or a historian. Getting to Morocco is useless if you are not fond of history, old traditions, and cultures of colonial times or even before that time. Here is an interesting side I’ll show you to spend your best Morocco Holidays, you’ll enjoy for sure.

Many people visit museums when they travel to new places, it is to know about that area through its history and old cultures. One of the great benefits of visiting museums is that it allows you to change your perspectives and place you in the shoe of an artist or a historian. Getting to Morocco is useless if you are not fond of history, old traditions, and cultures of colonial times or even before that time. Here is an interesting side I’ll show you to spend your best Morocco Holidays, you’ll enjoy for sure.

  • Museums in Marrakech

Maison de la photographie de Marrakech

The most interesting thing after landing in Marrakech is to visit Maison de la photographie. It is a museum featuring a collection of 4,500 pictures taken between 1870 and 1950. Pictures of landscapes, portraits of ordinary people, rulers, and famous visitors, all as a whole telling the pictorial history of the nation. Bring your family there to have a first impression of Morocco through its art.

Bert Flint Museum- Maison Tiskiwin

The important thing to know is that this museum is donated to Morocco by the Dutch anthropologist Bert Flint, the museum is now on his name. It focuses on the Souss valley and Sahara. Flint worked on the musical instruments, textiles, furniture, and costumes during his travel time in Morocco.

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The next visit to the Marrakech Museum is a great opportunity to experience and understand the colonial and pre-colonial reigns of Morocco. It helped me a lot to understand the present behaviors of people there, they are always connected with their past.

Marrakech Museum

It is called the “Jewel of Marrakesh”.  Dar M’Nebhi Palace there is a beautiful example of Spanish architecture containing Moroccan styled decorated rooms. Walls of the palace exhibits traditional and modern Moroccan art, Jewish. If you love to dip in historical perspective, just don’t miss to visit this historical place in Marrakech.

  • Museums in Fes

Borj- Nord Museum

Are you interested in military items? Borj- Nord Museum is home to the military history of Morocco. It places the historical weaponry from all over the world and the royal collections. Borj- Nord Museum is a fortress of sixteenth-century towering over the city of Fes. My interest in knowing the military history was much so I visited the place and recommend you to must visit if you are visiting Fez.

Dara Batha Museum 

Such an interesting place with the display of traditional arts and crafts from Fez. That is the show of the unique African- Arab craftsmanship including the Jewellery, Ceramics, Carpets and wooden, iron furniture. Dar Batha is located within the territory of Hispano- Morseque villa. You should spare your time in Fez to know the art, skills, and interests of the locals with respect to the history they are linked with. That would widen your experience to understand the people individually or socially.

  • Museums in Rabat

Natural Science Museum of Rabat

What Geology tells about the history, present, and future of the region is a very interesting question to answer. Knowing the region this way, for me, is an idea which I can live a life with. What Natural Science Museum of Rabat could give me is the collection of fossil and fossilized plants, a sauropod skeleton display, and many more. It is full of knowledge relating to the geological history of the earth. Let’s go and explore the things in the museum, I missed here.

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Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rabat

The very first internationally recognized museum of Morocco is the museum of modern and contemporary arts, Rabat. You can take a visual round through the periods, beginning at the start of the 20th century till now. You’ll find the masterpieces of international and local Moroccan artists in the museum, the organization which runs the museum seeks to preserve the arts and cultures of Moroccan heritage. It is the part of the National Foundation of Museums in Morocco, a non-profitable organization. If you are in Rabat, sparing time for this museum is not a bad deal.

Archeological Museum of Rabat

One of the best Museums in Morocco and in the top attractions for people coming from the UK and resting Europe. Collections of the Museum includes the artifacts from the Palaeolithic and Neolithic periods, as well as Pre-Romans and Romans. You will enjoy gazing the Bronze sculptures of Pre-Roman and Roman civilizations.

Postal Museum

The history of the communication system of Morocco displays here. The Museum has a collection of Moroccan postal stamps, old telegraphs, telephones, and other communication systems.  I feel this is such a lucky place for philatelist and amateur stamp lovers.

  • Museums in Tangier

Museum of Moroccan Arts and Antiquities

The Museum Displays the artifacts that relate to the core Moroccan subjects and historical antiquities, as well as the artwork of the artists all around Morocco. The museum is located within Dar el Makhzen, the Royal Palace.

Forbes Museum of Tangier

Interestingly, this museum is focused on displaying the military battles collections includes leading soldiers set in re-enactments of historic battles in the diorama. Museum’s garden displays a tribute to the noted ancient northern Moroccan Battle of Three Kings.

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This museum was established by the American Billionaire Malcolm Forbes and passed onto the Moroccan government when he died in 1990. The subject of Battlefield is quite interesting for the tourists to come to Morocco. If you are in Tangier, must pay a visit to Forbes Museum to explore the other chapter of history.

Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies

You can visit the museum of the US-Morocco exchange institute to understand the diplomatic and cultural relations the United States have with Morocco. The United States has its stake in Morocco regarding different social and environmental cooperation programs.

Visit the US National Historic Landmark in Morocco, Museum, library, conference center. The rooftop of the building allows the visitors a wonderful view of surrounding areas.

  • Museums in Essaouira

Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah Museum

This is a history museum named after the founder of the city of Essaouira. The museum’s collection says all about the local exclusive traditions, its musical instruments, pottery, textiles, and jewelry, with many artifacts belonging to the Gnawa ethnic group.

So let’s enhance your experience with rich insights during your Morocco Museum Holidays, explore your surroundings.

 

 

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I’m a travel lover and love to write about multiple travel destinations around the World. Here I’m sharing my personal travel ideas and tips of Morocco Holidays with you for exploring the world in a new way.
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