The Rabat Archaeological Museum or Musée Archéologique is an archaeological museum in the city of Rabat home to the most extensive collection of archaeological artifacts found in Morocco. Built in 1932, the Archaeology Museum gives a good account of the history of Morocco. Visitors will find an extensive collection of stone artifacts from prehistoric cultures on display, along with human remains from the middle Palaeolithic period to the Neolithic; including the oldest human remains found in Morocco, as well as tomb fragments and rock carvings, and more. The museum also has an impressive Pre-Islamic collection which is constantly growing. The highlight of the museum is undoubtedly the Salle des Bronzes where visitors will come across artifacts, ceramics and statuary from Roman settlements at Volubilis, Lixus and Chellah.
Wednesday to Monday: 9am-4.30pm
Around 1 hour
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families
The Salle des Bronzes and the Pre-Islamic collection
Muslims visiting the Rabat Archaeological Museum will not be able to find prayer facilities within its premises. They will however be able to find plenty of mosques in the city of Rabat, such as the Bader Mosque, the Grande Mosque, Mosquée Moulay Mekki, Ahl Fas Mosque and Mosque El Qoubba.
While visitors will not be able to find any food outlets within the Rabat Archaeological Museum, locating restaurants in the surrounding area will not be a problem. As Rabat is a Muslim city, finding Halal restaurants will prove to be easy. Muslims visiting the museum can therefore ask staff to direct them to the best restaurant nearby when needed.