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Mohammed VI Museum of Water Civilization
Mohammed VI Museum of Water Civilization

Mohammed VI Museum of Water Civilization

Marrakech

The Basics

With exhibitions extending across its three huge floors and surrounding gardens, the museum has much to offer. Visitors can view artifacts and multimedia shows tracing the history of Morocco’s hydraulics technology and its management of water past, present, and future. View models and displays illustrating how ancient peoples harnessed water from the desert; trace King Mohammed VI’s investment in innovative hydraulics; and discover what Morocco is now doing to conserve water.

Visitors can experience the museum in various ways. Prepurchase admission online to save time during your Marrakech vacation, and visit in your own time. Alternatively, book a private tour of Marrakech that lets you tailor the itinerary to accommodate a visit to the museum.

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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Mohammed VI Museum of Water Civilization is a must for science, engineering, tech, and conservation buffs, including families with children.

  • The museum is largely wheelchair- and stroller-accessible.

  • Allow at least 90 minutes to explore the exhibitions and gardens in full.

  • Most of the displays, videos, and exhibits are in English, French, and Arabic.

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How to Get There

The museum stands on the northern outskirts of Marrakech, just off the N9 highway to Casablanca. The easiest transportation is a round-trip cab ride. Alternatively, catch bus L38 from Bab Doukkala in central Marrakech—it runs every 20 minutes—to the RTP Tansift stop, just a few minutes’ walk from the museum gate. If you’re driving, follow the Boulevard Oued Issil or N9 north from the city and exit at the Rond Point de la Palmeraie.

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When to Get There

The Mohammed VI Museum of Water Civilization is open daily from morning until evening, with shorter hours during Ramadan. There’s no bad time to visit—the museum is rarely very busy and offers visitors a cool and calm environment in which to explore.

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Must-Sees at the Mohammed VI Museum of Water Civilization

Don’t miss the displays on medieval Saharan oasis-dwellers on the museum’s ground floor. Here, archaeological finds, 3D models, and interactive graphics show how desert peoples captured water using networks ofkhettaras—sloping underground channels running from wells to the surface—for irrigation and drinking, sometimes over distances as vast as 186 miles (300 kilometers).

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