The chronological voyage to Draa-Tafilalet proceeds in the Region's various museums, concealing secrets and extraordinary stories. Within authentic Kasbahs, you will have the opportunity to discover rich and diverse exhibitions that describe life in the Region, from the time of the earliest Amazighs to the birth of the great Alaouite Dynasty, including the age of the trans-Saharan caravans.
In addition to the museum of Ksar El Khorbat and the old synagogue of Ouarzazate, here is a list of four museums worth visiting.
Sijilmassa Museum in Errachidia
This pantheon honors the civilizations that have flourished in the region by highlighting their cultural legacies. Music, dance, and crafts are significant. They enhance the richness of Draa and Tafilelt in this area via authentic collections of images and items. The museum, in particular, recalls the great Alaouite dynasty’s history.
Ouarzazate Memory Theater Museum
The museum, sets in the middle of the magnificent oasis of Skoura, exhibiting the history and traditions of the Amazigh people. Run by a well-known anthropologist, the museum displays authentic documents such as a marriage certificate written in saffron and original paintings of the Kasbah. There are also daily items, such as a variety of ancient but yet functional door locks.
Ksar Tissergate Arts & Traditions Museum
Plan a stopover on your trip to Zagora to visit this museum, set in the center of the historic Kasbah of Ziouana. With illustrations and items, this rustic museum explains daily life in the oases: the use of water to tools for making spices, including traditional medicine, weapons, crafts, and mortuary rituals.
Ouled Driss Museum
Ksar Ouled Driss, located a short distance from M’Hamid El Ghizlane, is a museum that portrays the local way of life in all its glory. Symbolizing the activities carried out in the Draa valley, the exhibition includes about 900 real pieces and items, including wooden and metal cooking equipment, looms, and women’s and men’s clothing. At the end of the tour, your guide will tell you true stories over a cup of Sahrawi tea.
In the middle of nowhere, between Tinghir and Tinjdad, sits an exceptional museum dedicated to Water, the region’s most valuable and rare commodity. This sanctuary museum, built around the Lalla Mimouna sparkling water source, displays hundreds of original objects connected to the exploitation of hydraulic resources from various periods and regions. Each piece is accompanied by exquisite calligraphy that incorporates a poetry verse or a literary quote. The owner will give you a rose of Jericho, commonly known as the plant of the resurrection, at the end of your visit.