October 12, 2003
On arrival, you’ll be handed a photocopied notebook to accompany your visit and explain what you are looking at. The rooms then take you through the lives and habits of the (mainly) Berber people, travelling alongside Dr Flint on a voyage from Morocco through sub-Saharan Africa to Timbuktu in Mali.
As well as straight exhibitions of bags and knives, costumes and camel saddles, there are carpets, fabrics, and jewellery from many different towns or regions, and some tableaux (complete with unconvincing models or waxworks, of the people at work or at home.
Apparently, Dr Flint formerly had a second museum in Agadir which also housed exhibits but that has recently closed and some items have been relocated to Marrakech (which may explain the rather higgledy-piggledy layout and occasional mismatch in exhibits.
Open 9.30-12.30pm and 3.15-6pm; entrance fee 15dh.
From journal Mesmerising Marrakech