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National Archaeology Museum

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Address: Rue Brihi, Rabat, Morocco
Phone Number:
212/7/70 19 19

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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small but interesting

the museum is limited to its pieces, in spite of its long history from Roman times till today. Worth and hour or two discovering somethings not common to other museums

Reviewed 1 March 2017
Mexico City, Mexico
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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

It's so disappointing the museum has such lousy service. It's Thursday and only one person selling the tickets. For about 25 people in the line, the wait is over an hour! After one hour in the line, we are still waiting!

Thank Kevinofca
Mexico City, Mexico
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

the museum is limited to its pieces, in spite of its long history from Roman times till today. Worth and hour or two discovering somethings not common to other museums

1 Thank EricRojo
Rabat, Morocco
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

It's mostly a hidden museum, for archelogy and roman ancient ruins lovers, offers a good idea about the general history of the kingdom.

Thank Zineb B
Sao Paulo, SP
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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.

Thank Patricia R
Aubange, Belgium
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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.

3 Thank Iohannis
Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Bernard B
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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 

Thank catvibes798
Lima, Peru
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Reviewed 30 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 

3 Thank Llywinda
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 25 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.

Thank Margs003
Upstate New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

Thank taibbird

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