- Place de la Kasbah
- 5399 932097
- adult/child Dh10/3
- 9am-4pm Wed-Mon
Lonely Planet review for Kasbah Museum
This museum is perfectly sited in Dar el-Makhzen, the former sultan’s palace (where Portuguese and British governors also lived) and has recently been completely redone. The new focus is on the history of the area from prehistoric times to the 19th century, most of it presented in seven rooms around a central courtyard. Placards are in French and Arabic, but English brochures are available. Some highlights are an enormous flint tool about the size of a human head; a crushed wine container with scenes of a bacchanalian feast (there must be something in the local water supply…); an extraordinary floor mosaic from Volubilis; and a fascinating wall map of trade routes past and present, superimposed on the map of 12th century cartographer Al-Idrisi (it’s upside down). Before you leave, don’t miss the exotic Sultan’s Garden off the main courtyard, opposite the entrance.