Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum
Offers semester-long French classes and eight-week Arabic classes as well as regular films, exhibitions and cultural events.
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Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum information
Essaouira’s beautifully refurbished museum in an old riad has a small but interesting collection of jewellery, costumes, weapons, amazing musical instruments and carpets of the region. There’s a section explaining the signs and symbols used by local craftspeople and some interesting photographs of Essaouira at the turn of the century. Note also the Roman and Phoenician objects found in the bay.