Tiswin Museum, Marrakech


The Tiskiwin Museum was founded Bert Flint – a Dutch anthropologist who himself has been a Marrakech resident since 1957– to display highlights from his personal collection of Amzigh Berber artefacts. Such is the importance of Flint’s collection that Tiskiwin is now part of the Marrakech University Cadi Ayyad.

The stunning collection includes Berber tents, carpets, fabrics, basketwork, art and the minutiae of everyday life and is ingenuously displayed as a journey along ancient Saharan trade routes from Marrakech to Timbuktu and back. On arrival visitors are offered a comprehensive guide sheet, available in several languages, in order to decode the hidden significance of the ancient and historic objects.

Amazingly 90% of the museum’s artefacts were purchased in the world famous Souks of Marrakech, which remain to this day a treasure trove of surprises reflecting the diversity and wealth of North African culture.

The Museum is truly a hidden gem, not to be missed!

Location: 8 Rue de la Bahia
Opening times: Open daily, 9h30 to 12h30 and from 15h00 to 18h00
Entrance fee: 15dh

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