Musée Sources Lalla Mimoun

Museum in Tinejdad

This partly outdoor private museum encompasses the fizzing, magnesium-rich springs of Lalla Mimouna and is the passion project of Tinejdad native Zaïd Abbou. Artefacts collected over 30 years – including agricultural implements, textiles, pottery, construction tools, calligraphy tablets and painted prayer books – offer an insight into desert life and are housed in an unfolding series of spaces that encompass an internal garden dotted with words of wisdom from The Little Prince.

If Zaïd is on-site, he will happily show you around, which is undoubtedly the highlight of any visit. He will show you how some of the ancient time-measuring devices using water and a bowl worked, demonstrate early primitive locks and keys, and share a bit of the magic and mystery of this place.


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