Museum of Fossils & Minerals

Museum in Erfoud

The best place for an introduction to Morocco's fossils is at Brahim Tahiri's Museum of Fossils & Minerals, the only private fossil museum in Morocco, where scientifically important specimens are exhibited beside their lesser cousins for sale in the boutique. Brahim's efforts at raising awareness of Morocco's rich geological heritage have even been recognised internationally with the naming of his very own trilobite, Asteropyge tahiri. You'll find the museum around 5km along the Rissani road – easily spotted by the life-size replicas of dinosaur skeletons out front.

Prize fossils in museum display cases aren’t for sale, but in the boutique you can buy more common trilobite fossils as well as ingenious espresso cups and other objects studded with ammonite fossils. Collectors should ask to see some of the rare items for sale in back.