Nestled in the heart of the old Medina, the Marrakech Museum opens onto a quiet square located a few blocks from the lively alleys of the souk. Since its opening in 1995, this museum organizes only temporary exhibitions around the Moroccan cultural heritage or contemporary art.
The palace housing the museum was built by Mehdi Mnebhi at the end of the nineteenth century, it was designed under an architectural art of that time with motifs borrowed from European art. it has a patio and four lounges, a kitchen and a hammam.
Located in the center of the Medina, just next to the Medersa of Ben Youssed, and spread over an area of 2000 m².
The douiria which represented the old kitchens has become a contemporary art gallery. There is also the Hammam which is accessed through the main living room and the reason for the construction of this Hammam at the time is quite simple, that the women of the palace at the time could not leave their homes, and all around the patio you will discover heritage collections that are presented there. The ethnographic objects in the Marrakech Museum include ceramics, pottery, jewelry, weapons, costumes, Judaic cult objects, doors and various other objects.
The importance of the Moroccan cultural heritage exhibits stems from the desire of the Omar Benjelloun Foundation, the creator of this private museum, to introduce foreign visitors to the beauty of traditional Moroccan arts.
In its entrance courtyard, the Marrakech Museum also houses a charming little tea room and an art bookshop.
How to get to the museum
The museum is open every day from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm, and the entrance fee is 30 MAD (2.69€). Please note that in July and August the museum is closed from 1pm to 3pm.
The entrance is free for children under 8 years old.
Place Ben Youssef, Marrakesh 40000, Morocco