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National Archaeology Museum

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Address: Rue Brihi, Rabat 10030, Morocco
Phone Number: 212/7/70 19 19
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Since 1986 this has been a history museum in Morocco, with rich...

Since 1986 this has been a history museum in Morocco, with rich archaeological collections dating back to prehistoric times.

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Interesting overview of the oldest history of Morocco

Unfortunately this museum was partly closed because of reconstructioon works, but even the remaining part was worth visiting. The interesting collection gives you in a nutshell... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 May 2016
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Aubange, Belgium
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Sao Paulo, SP
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I found online that the museum opened from 10a.m. to 6p.m.. But it was closed when we got there before 5p.m.. It was really disappointing.

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Aubange, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Unfortunately this museum was partly closed because of reconstructioon works, but even the remaining part was worth visiting. The interesting collection gives you in a nutshell the oldest history of Morocco, dating from early stone age. But also it gives a history lover like me interesting tips which sites to visit on my next trip.

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Paris, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

In a country with such a wealth of archaeological sites this comes as a huge disappointment, it seems as if no update has been made since the time of the French Protectorate... There are a few good pieces but poorly presented, half of the rooms were closed when I visited, I was quite disappointed. It still is worth a glimpse... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

The objects are worth seeing although they are poorly displayed and interpreted for a 21st century museum. The bronzes were on loan to USA but still enjoyed the rest. It's a very small entrance fee and would be hard to charge more for current interpretation. But I hope the USA loan yields some income so they can improve their presentation.... More 

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Lima, Peru
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

As an archaeologist, I have rarely seen an archaeology museum that I didn't like. The National Archaeology Museum in Rabat comes very close to breaking that rule. The museum is small and consists entirely of vitrines of sparse artifacts pinned on the walls with the most basic label copy. There are a small handful of nice pieces, but the majority... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

A very small museum with some fantastic artifacts, but much of it is on loan and the bronzes were being restored when I visited so were off limits. Still, for only $1 it's worth checking out.

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Upstate New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Small museum but it has many interesting artifacts. A little difficult to get the full gist of the pieces on display if you do not speak French or Arabic but still quite worth the $1 entrance fee.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

It is a small museum but the displays are very good (labels are in French and Arabic). Some of the artefacts were recovered from the Roman-Period site of Volubilis, and I spent an interesting and very worthwhile hour here the day before visiting the site.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

The "museum" -- does it even deserve the name? -- comprises one hall, a mezzanine floor and a courtyard. The hall had maybe 2 or 3 large statues and about 10 window-cases, the mezzanine had more window cases, and the courtyard some 6 - 8 pieces of stone. I'm sure they get few visitors. The place had a sleepy, uninterested... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

The negative reviews are unfortunately accurate. There are a few exquisite pieces here, almost breathtakingly beautiful. But it is clear that no one, especially the curators and guards, cares about the museum. This was the only time in a long visit to Morocco that we saw such a poor display. You can see it all in less than a half... More 

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