Museum of Marrackech
The Museum of Marrackech is a museum in the old center of Marrakech. The museum is housed in the Dar Menebhi Palace, built at the end of the 19th century by legendary Mehdi Menebhi. The palace was carefully restored by the Omar Benjelloun Foundation and converted into a museum in 1997.
Forbes Museum of Tangier
Forbes Museum of Tangier was a museum founded by the American billionaire and publisher of Forbes magazine, Malcolm Forbes, in Tangier, Morocco. The museum had been located in Malcolm Forbes' Palais Mendoub, a grand 10-acre property located on the Marshan in Tangier, and had a collection of a total of 115,000 models of lead soldiers. These figures re-enacted the major battles of history; from Waterloo to Dien Bien Phû, realistically recreated with lighting and sound effects. Entire armies stood on guard in the showcases, while in the garden, 600 statuettes bear silent homage to the Battle of Three Kings.
The museum prompted controversy as it is dedicated to the Maréchal Mohamed Ameziane, a former military chief of staff during the Third Rif War in early 20th century whom many believe he helped the Spanish army in the Rif region of Spanish Morocco against the guerrilla revolutionary Abd el-Krim. Berber people in Rif region have been awaiting instead for a museum dedicated to Abd el-Krim or at least bring the rests of him from Cairo, Egypt where he died in asylum in 1963.
The American Legation, located at 8 Zankat America (Rue d'Amerique) in the old city of Tangier, Kingdom of Morocco, commemorates the historic cultural and diplomatic relations between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Morocco. The legation was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (U.S.) on January 8, 1981. United States Secretary of the Interior James G. Watt subsequently designated it a National Historic Landmark on December 17, 1982.
The Dar-el-Makhzen in Tangier, Morocco was the seat of residence for the Sultans of Morocco when staying in Tangier. It was built by Moulay Ismail in the 17th century, in the Kasbah on one of the highest points of the city overlooking the Medina and the Strait of Gibraltar. Currently it is used by two museums, the Museum of Moroccan Arts and the Museum of Antiquities.
Museum of Moroccan Arts
The Museum of Moroccan Arts is housed in the prince's apartments which are indeed princely: painted wooden ceilings, sculpted plaster work and mosaics, all of them exquisite. A worthy setting for works of art from all over Morocco, which are honoured as prestigious ambassadors of their regions.
American Legation Museum
This museum retraces the history of the relationship between the United States and Morocco. As Morocco was one of the first countries to recognise its independence, the USA established its legation in Tangier in 1821, It holds the distinction of being the only historical monument to have remained in its possession since the birth of the American nation.
The museum is situated in the opulent lodge built by Moulay Ismail in the XVIIth century as his Rabat residence. The garden is the first of its masterpieces. The exuberance of the vegetation softens the strict geometry of its paths. Flower beds, fountains and ramparts make it the very finest of all andalusian gardens.
Natural Science Museum
Apart from the history of the earth's geological origins, this museum also has an impressive sauropod dinosaur on display. Its skeleton, all parts of which are completely authentic, was discovered in 1979 in the Azilal region of the High Atlas, where it lived 150 million years ago.
For the delight of philatelists from all over the world, this museum was founded in 1970. It brings together superb collections of Moroccan stamps, envelopes, telephones and telegraph machines, including the Baudot (telegraph with printer), as well as belinographs (machines for reproducing photographs over a long distance) and postal vans.
DAR BATHA MUSEUM
This Hispano-Moorish palace dating from the end of the XIXth century houses some admirable collections of traditional art from Fez. Sculpted wood, wrought iron, sculpted plaster or decorative materials that are in fact works of art in their own right. Embroidery, carpets, jewellery and coins compete with one another to attract the visitor's attention.
Dar Jamai Museum
Before housing the Meknès collections, the Dar Jamai had a number of different uses. Built in 1882 to be the residence of the illustrious Jamai family, which included two of Moulay el-Hassan's ministers (1873-1894), it was used as a military hospital after 1912, only becoming the Museum of Moroccan Art in 1920.
Bert Flint Museum
Displayed in the municipal theatre, this collection of costumes, jewellery, arms, musical instruments, carpets and furniture was assembled by Bert Flint, a deutch art historian. It is a charming little museum of art and popular traditions from the Souss valley and the Sahara region. It should be noted that another section of the museum is situated in Agadir.
National Ceramics Museum
The Kechla citadel built by the portuguese in the XVIth century offers a spectacular view over the roofs of the medina which descend in a cascade to the Atlantic. But this is only one of its attractions since the Kechla also has on display the very finest pieces of the famous Safiot pottery.