A state of the art museum in Marrakech

Regular visitors to Marrakech looking for something new to admire would be well advised to pay a visit to one of the city’s latest attractions in the shape of the ‘Musée Mohammed VI pour la Civilisation de l’Eau au Maroc’.

A major new attraction

Founded by Morocco’s Ministry of Habous & Islamic Affairs, the body responsible, among other things, for environmental issues and ecologically sustainable development, this new museum in Marrakech is not only one of the largest cultural projects ever launched in Morocco but the biggest such attraction on the African continent dedicated solely to water management.

Opened on 2nd May 2017, the ‘Musée Mohammed VI’ pays tribute to Morocco’s achievements in water management in recent years. Set within the leafy environment of the Palmeraie district of Marrakech, the attraction is one of the new generation of museums designed to be both entertaining and educational, historical as well as scientific.

The Aims of this New Museum in Marrakech

Dedicated not least to the spiritual significance of water in the Islamic religion, the exhibition galleries include sections on the development of the water distribution network throughout Morocco and the important role played in it by the major infrastructure projects such as those in the Atlas mountains.

About the Museum

Covering an area of approximately 20,000 sq ms, the multi-faceted high-tech museum features a Moorish-style three-storey exhibition building, offering visitors multi-lingual interactive screens and an array of playful games in a variety of visitor ‘universes’ dedicated, respectively, to:

  • Water & Science

  • Water & Man Through History

  • Contemporary Hydro-electric Achievements

  • The Future of Water Management

  • Related Challenges & New Technologies

What You Need to Know

The new Marrakech museum is open daily from 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM until the 30th of September. Entry prices are:

  • General Public (Adults): 60 Dh*

  • Moroccan Residents: 30 Dh*

  • Students: 10 Dh*

  • Families: Admission is free for children under the age of 12 accompanied by two paying adults*

  • Groups (8 or more people): 50 Dh/person*

*Prices correct at time of writing

Where to Stay

Luxurious but informal and friendly, the Les Borjs de la Kasbah is the perfect place to stay when visiting Marrakech. Close to the Royal Palace, it’s an ideal base for those who wish to explore the city’s many outstanding attractions, the new Marrakech Water Museum included.

You can check availability and book your stay here.