Museums

Morocco Tour Guide: Museums - Safi

National Ceramics Museum Citadelle de la Kechla Tel: (04) 46 38 95 Safi is the centre of Morocco's rich and ancient ceramics tradition and this wonderful museum is housed in the spectacularly-located 16th century Kechla citadel built by the Portuguese. The finest Safiot traditional ceramics -- moulded, engraved, stamped and sculpted -- can be

Morocco Tour Guide: Museums - Essaouira

Sidi Mohamed ben Abdallah Museum Tel: (04) 47 23 00 This museum is located in the former residence of a pasha and houses regional art, a fascinating ethnographic collection and a history of the local musical traditions. There are documents on Berber songs and stringed instruments decorated with marquetry (guembris), which Gnaouas musicians use to

Morocco Tour Guide: Museums - Marrakech

Dar Si Said Museum Riad Ez-Zaïtoun El Jadid Tel: (04)44 24 64 Located in a sumptuous palace ornamented in Hispano-Moorish style, Dar Si Said Museum contains exceptional examples of Saharan traditional art, including arms, copperwork and Berber jewellery, carpets and a remarkable collection of delicately refined door and window frames. Majorelle

Morocco Tour Guide: Museums - Fez

Dar Batha Museum Place du Batha Tel: (05) 63 41 16 This museum is located in a Hispano-Moorish palace built in the late 19th century and houses collections of traditional art from Fez, including carved wood, wrought iron work, sculpted plaster, embroidery, carpets, jewellery and coins. The centrepiece of the museum is the pottery room where the

Morocco Tour Guide: Museums - Rabat

Oudaias Museum Kasbah des Oudaïas Tel: (07) 73 15 37' The Museum is situated in the opulent 17th century lodge built by Moulay Ismail as his first Rabat residence, with a lush garden that is a masterpiece. At the far end of the lodge is a room reproducing an ancient Moroccan interior with a vast bay opening onto this glorious spectacle. Cushions

Morocco Tour Guide: Museums - Meknes

Dar Jamai Museum Sahat El Hadim Tel: (05) 53 08 63 Dar Jamai was built in 1882 as the residence of the illustrious Jamai family, which included two of Moulay el-Hassan's ministers. It was used as a military hospital after 1912 and was converted to The Museum of Moroccan Art in 1920. The museum retains the rich traditional decor of painted wood and

Morocco Tour Guide: Museums - Larache

Archaeological Museum Tel: (09) 91 20 91 The Archaeological Museum is housed in what was the palace of Sultan Youssef Abdelhak el Merini between 1258 and 1281A.D. Later the palace was used by the Spanish for state occasions. The views are magnificent. The museum contains historic artefacts relating to Moroccan tradition including ancient coins,

Morocco Tour Guide: Museums - Tetouan

Archaeological Museum 2, rue Ben Hussaien Tel: (09) 93 20 97 Built in 1943, this museum features antiquities from sites in northern Morocco including the superb Roman mosaic, The Three Graces. Prehistoric tools, coins, bronzes and pottery are also on display. Most of the figurine collection dates from the First Century A.D. The museum also houses

Morocco Tour Guide: Museums - Chefchaouen

Ethnographic Museum Kasbah Outa Hammam Tel: (09) 98 67 61 The Ethnographic Museum is set in the centre of an ornate kasbah surrounded by battlements built by Ahmed Errifi Pascha. The museum contains exquisite collections of the popular arts and crafts reflecting the life of this Rif enclave and other artefacts from northern Morocco, including

Morocco Tour Guide: Museums - Tangier

Museum of Moroccan Arts/Museum of Antiquities Dar el Makhzen, Place de la Kasbah Tel: (09) 93 20 97 The Museum of Moroccan Arts is located in the prince's apartments in the imposing 17th palace Dar el Makhzen, once the governor's residence, which dominates the kasbah. The prince's apartments remain richly decorated with exquisitely painted wood

Morocco Tour Guide: Museums

National museums are generally closed on Tuesdays. Those museums located in government office buildings may be closed at weekends. Opening hours vary from one museum to another. They generally open at 8.30-9.30am and close between 5.30 and 6.30pm For more information please contact: Ministry of Culture Avenue Mohamed V, quartier des Ministères

Egyptian Museums - Al Arish

Sinai Heritage Museum Along the coastal road to Rafah Hours: Daily 10.00am-6.00pm in winter, 8.00am-8.00pm in summer Admission: L.E. 1.00 A recently opened museum focusing on life in the Sinai featuring a weekly Bedouin souk where tribal women sell silver and embroidered dress beside men who sell camel saddles.

Egyptian Museums - Asyut

Asyut Museum Sharia Al-Gomhurriya Located in the former American college in a building called the Taggart Library, the museum houses Coptic and Pharaonic artefacts, including a mummy display.

Egyptian Museums - Aswan

Aswan Museum Southwest end of Elephantine Island Hours: Sunday to Thursday 8.00am-5.00pm (summer 8.30am-6.00pm) Friday 9.00am-1.00pm Admission: L.E. 5.00, Students L.E. 2.00 This small museum is sited overlooking the ruins of the original town and contains antiquities and artefacts found in Aswan and Nubia, including weapons, pottery, utensils,

Egyptian Museums - Luxor

Luxor Museum of Ancient Egyptian Art Considered one of the finest museums in all of Egypt, this contains a collection of objects from Thebes dating from prehistory to the Islamic period. Hours: Daily 3.00-9.00pm Admission: fees apply (an additional fee to visit the hall containing the recently discovered statues)