Maison de la Photographie
Maison de la Photographie
4.5
09:30 - 19:00
Monday
09:30 - 19:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 19:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 19:00
Thursday
09:30 - 19:00
Friday
09:30 - 19:00
Saturday
09:30 - 19:00
Sunday
09:30 - 19:00
About
The Photography Museum has opened its doors in the heart of Marrakesh since May 2009. A private collection of 8000 photographs was gathered, this collection is only about Morocco and covers the period 1870 to 1950. The exposition contains hundreds of old photographs and shows the first film recorded in the High-Atlas in color, in 1957 by Daniel Chicault « Landscapes and Faces of the High-Atlas.
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  • Leanne H
    6 contributions
    So gorgeous
    This is a hidden gem and i am so pleased we spend a few hours here. Whilst we love the hectic nature of the souks and Marrakech, it is nice to be able to retreat and get some rest bite. The building was gorgeous, the photography was well curated, calming and thought provoking. The cafe at the top in a slice of paradise and as a black person myself, I very much enjoyed the the staff were predominantly black, knowledgeable and kind. Everyone that we encountered there was so kind and warm cannot recommend enough It was honestly just gorgeous.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 14 March 2023
  • Christine W
    London, United Kingdom57 contributions
    Delightful
    We thoroughly enjoyed this delightful small museum of old photos. Really interesting to see old sepia images of the surrounding area, beautifully displayed. The film was also very interesting. Don't miss the rooftop terrace cafe. The views are brilliant and the small menu equally good and very reasonably priced. Your entrance ticket will allow for readmission if you choose to stop by or another visit.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 March 2023
  • BBB
    4 contributions
    Well worth a visit
    I have found some of the tourist spots and tours to be somewhat sanitised. Not so this exhibition of photographs that give a glimpse of Marrakesh from the mid 19th century to the mid 20th century. There are some wonderful photos and some haunting ones. It’s only a few pounds to get in and well worth a visit. There’s a pretty good cafe there too.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 27 March 2023
  • Cosmin M
    5 contributions
    A peaceful well arranged musehm with a great cafe with views of the altlas mountains.
    Careful! As we walked to the museum we had 3-4 persons randomly telling us the museum is closed and we should not go there. It is only a distraction! They want to divert you to see some leather stores. Museum itself is very nice, a quite oasis in the middle of the chaotic medina. The cafe upstairs offers great view of the Atlas mountains.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 April 2023
  • Leanne H
    Bollington, United Kingdom176 contributions
    Interesting exhibition, lovely calm terrace cafe
    This was a great little place to visit as a change from the souks and the main attractions. A great exhibition of early photos of Marrakesh, Morocco and the Berber people. Really interesting to see how some places have changed and others not at all! There was a regular flow of people but it felt quiet and peaceful. Upstairs on the roof terrace was pretty and shady for a relaxing drink or food, looking over the roof tops of the medina without the hustle and bustle.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 23 April 2023
  • kam m
    Leeds, United Kingdom211 contributions
    Great attraction
    Really interesting photos provide an insight to some of the history of Morocco. The photos are so impressive, the gift shop is full of difficult choices to take home! It’s all housed in a beautiful and cool(ish) building. The cafe at the top is worth a visit
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 May 2023
  • R_TheReader
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ522 contributions
    Hidden black-and-white gem with a great terrasse
    In a town where there are many palaces and medersas with an impacting architecture, you may be tempted to skip the Maison de la Photographie. Don't. This is a wonderful little museum where you can get a respite from the crowds for tourist buses, travel to the past though the pictures, and then go up to the terrasse for a great view of the medina (I did not eat there, but it seems to be quite good). Tip: most of the photos mention the city where they were taken, which helps connecting the past and the present if you already visited these places. However, foreigners may not recognize the name Dar Elbeyda - this is the local name for Casablanca.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 July 2023
  • victoriamachin
    Exeter, United Kingdom4 contributions
    Fabulous photo museum and café
    This is one of my favourite places in Marrakech. The photographs are wonderful and so interesting AND there is a fabulous cafe on the rooftop which never seems too busy (unlike other places in Marrakech). Delicious simple food and smoothies. I love it!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 July 2023
  • David B
    West Wickham, United Kingdom79 contributions
    Interesting specialist museum
    Because it shows you a range of photographs from the last 150 years at a high standard/quality of exposure and composition. It also has a decent cafe on the top floor with a view over the roof tops. Interesting place
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 September 2023
  • nsander219
    Chelmsford, United Kingdom614 contributions
    Interesting Riad Use
    An interesting photographic history of Morocco. Well exibited and labeled. Quite broad in its reach. We were quite taken by the Jewish section. Some of the portraits are stunning. The early 20th C aerial photo of Marrakech lets you see how the city has evolved outside the souk area. There is a simple cafe on the roof terrace with good views.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 8 November 2023
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Andrew W
Bungay, UK6 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Stunning photos showing Marrocco from as early as 1880. Not a huge place but good value and nice place to look around even as non photographers. Roof terrace cafe also small but really nice. We didn't get to eat but food looked good.
Written 21 February 2024
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NBLobsterman
Shediac, Canada557 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Had a great visit there last week. All the photos were amazing. Exhibit is on 3 floors and each room has a theme and/or photographer. They accept credit card for the entry fee. The host at reception said they have many more photos in storage and they exchange them. There is a terrace with a small menu on the top floor. The food was excellent. The atmosphere was relaxing after being in the hustle and bustle of the Medina.
Written 1 February 2024
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Bronwen R
2 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
A lovely exhibition followed by delicious lunch on the terrace rooftop with fabulous views over Marrakesh. Highly recommend for quiet time after the busyness of the souks!
Written 2 January 2024
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Sarah L
Whaley Bridge, UK43 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
The museum is housed in a three story Casbah with a lovely quiet central courtyard, and the most peaceful rooftop café with spectacular views over Marrakesh towards the high atlas mountains.

It was quite a trick walking through the narrow, dusty streets to find the museum, but well worth our effort and the first thing we did when we arrived was to go up to the rooftop café and order a cold drink and rest in the shade and look at The wonderful view. Once we had recovered we went and watched the film about exploring around Marrakesh into the mountains in the 1940s, quite an eye-opener

And then we looked at the photographs taken over the last 150 years or so

fabulous
Written 16 December 2023
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Blessing09
Glasgow, UK69 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
Art from different artists throughout the Gallery. 40 Dirhams for entry. Quite hidden, took a while to find it. The markets are right outside 😊
Written 7 December 2023
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DebsL119
29 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Great little museum. Some really interesting photography from the 1920’s and 1930’s, which show a glimpse of old Marrakesh. It is worth taking the time for food or a drink on the rooftop, there’s some great views of Marrakesh and out to the mountains.
Written 13 November 2023
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LaJarrie
Southampton, UK491 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
A small museum over three floors, with a nice terrace café with good views. An exhibition of photos of old Marrakech, as well as many images of people of all ages and origins throughout Morocco. Particularly interesting were the videos on a loop system, taken quite some time ago, which made them even more fascinating.
Written 9 November 2023
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nsander219
Chelmsford, UK614 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
An interesting photographic history of Morocco. Well exibited and labeled. Quite broad in its reach. We were quite taken by the Jewish section.
Some of the portraits are stunning. The early 20th C aerial photo of Marrakech lets you see how the city has evolved outside the souk area.
There is a simple cafe on the roof terrace with good views.
Written 8 November 2023
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Marie B
Gothenburg, Sweden5 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Excellent food. Professional staff. Nadja were so kindly and helpful.The place to be in Marrakech. I really recommend those place.
Written 5 October 2023
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milena1954
Belgrade, Serbia40 contributions
Sept 2023 • Family
It is much more than a House of Photography. It brings on public agenda many silenced issues, Berbers and their cultures, Jewish culture in Marrakesh and further in Morocco, as well important people whose photographies not only kept the essence of the time, but helped raising image of Morocco abroad and give us fantastic opportunity to research the past, to fight prejudices and stereotypes about all the people who lived there.

Several exhibitons are offering to us understanding of multiculturality not only of Marrakesh, but also of Tanger, and many other cities...
Presenting key photographers through their lifes and achievements was also very important, especially that their lifes were so embedded in their context, that in itself are stories to be told.
It gives another view on coloniality, and it provokes and questions... Although, nothing is explicit and direct... Every exhibition is an open format for interpretations .
But - every single exhibited photography is a masterpiece!
and, on another side, every single exhibited photography (and video of course) is a testimony of its time... is a resource for numerous transdiciplinary research.
Written 25 September 2023
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