Marrakech feels like a living museum – a place where history and traditions are played out every day. To gain an in-depth understanding of the local culture and lives of the Amazigh (Berber) people, don’t miss these excellent museums. Please contact our concierge team to arrange complete Marrakech tours.
Located within the Jardin Majorelle, this museum has an outstanding collection of Amazigh ceramics, textiles and jewellery. Another space is devoted to the works of Jacques Majorelle, creator of the garden, and the personal collection of Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent.
MUSEUM OF MARRAKECH
Housed in the Dar Menebhi Palace, built at the end of the 19th century, this museum brings together traditional and modern Moroccan art, including fine examples of historical books, coins and pottery of Moroccan Jewish, Arab and Berber cultures.
DAR SI SAID (MUSEUM OF MOROCCAN ARTS)
A few twisty alleyways behind Palais Bahia, this museum is housed in another opulent palace. Dedicated to the region’s arts and crafts – both past and present – the museum’s displays include daggers, ceramics, leatherwork, and elegant robes worn by emperors.
MAISON DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE
This private museum has a collection of 3,500 photographs documenting Morocco from 1870 onwards, including the first colour film recorded in the High Atlas Mountains. It’s worth soaking up sensational views over a traditional Berber lunch on the museum’s rooftop too.
YVES SAINT LAURENT Marrakech Museum
Next to Majorelle Garden, which Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre Bergé acquired in 1980, the YVES SAINT LAURENT Marrakech Museum just recently opened. This awe-inspiring museum reveals a 400 metres squared permanent exhibition space devoted to the work of Yves Saint Laurent and designed by Christophe Martin. It also includes a hall for temporary exhibition currently showcasing the work of Jacques Majorelle.