Dar Si Said (Arabic: دار السي سعيد) is a historic late 19th-century palace and present-day museum in Marrakesh, Morocco.
It was built between 1894 and 1900 by Si Sa'id ibn Musa, a vizier and minister of defence under his brother Ba Ahmad ibn Musa, who was the Grand Vizier and effective ruler of Morocco during the same period under Sultan Abdelaziz (ruled 1894–1908). After 1914, under the French Protectorate administration, the palace served as the seat of the regional leaders of Marrakesh. It was converted into a museum of "indigenous arts" (meaning Moroccan art) and woodcraft in 1930 or 1932. In 1957, after Moroccan independence, the palace was split into a museum section and a section occupied by the Service de l’Artisanat (Agency of Artisanship). It has been restored several times since and remains a museum today. Following the most recent renovations, carried out by the recently-created Fondation Nationale des Musées, the museum reopened in 2018 as the National Museum of Weaving and Carpets.
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Joseph Baker | Nov 10, 2017
Looked closed, but we knocked on the door and they let us in. Interesting collection of artifacts from Morocco and West Africa. Curious, rambling building. Beautiful central courtyard.
Codswallop | Nov 4, 2017
Great place to learn about the real Saharan routes of yore! And see authentic beads of the tribes (so that you can compare them to the tourist beads at the Medina)!
Ranis Neuss | Dec 29, 2017
It's a great place! A must see.
Rafał Kurda | Oct 17, 2017
Interesting museum with an unique collection of art from north Africa.
Mark Mølgaard | Jan 25, 2017
Very interesting museum that puts Marrakech's historical role as a trading hub in a wider perspective. If you ever wondered what awaits on the far side of the desert you will enjoy this place. Basically you are being invited on a journey from Marrakech to Timbuktu and back again. Through 10 "caravan stops" you will visit Morroco, Algeria, Chad, Niger and Mali plus all the exotic peoples and tribes along the route. Only minus is that the staff don't seem to want to open he place in the morning ( I arrived first time at 9:30 and it was still closed even though the sign said it would be open at 9). Furthermore I needed to turn on the lights myself for each room and some of the switches were quite hard to find. Contrary to other comments here all signs have been translated to English and you will furthermore be equipped with a guide book when you enter which explains almost all objects in the museum.
Bassem Sulaymani | Jul 14, 2018
Handouts in English, French and Arabic. Can take pictures. Good entry price. Worth the visit.
Asra S | Jun 4, 2018
Beautiful artifacts in poorly organized, poorly maintained old riad. Worth the visit if you're interested in Berber artifacts
Thuy Pham | Apr 29, 2018
The address on Google Trips/Maps is correct, the name of the museum is "Musee Tiskiwin" and not "Musee Bert Flint". Maybe that's the old name, but we had a difficult time finding the small museum under that name. It was only 20 dirham to get in and it's beautiful. Even it you're not interested in their clothing/jewelery/local cultural items, just go for the photo opportunities!! The courtyard is stunning.
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