Carried out by the ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, the Museum is meant to highlight Morocco's efficiency in the management of water and the historical role of the Habous (endowments) on this matter. The 163 million dirham project was built on 20,000 square meters.
The museum aims to explore the spiritual dimensions of water and pay tribute to the work of late King HM Hassan II, also, to laud the hydraulic policy of HM King Mohammed VI, and to recall the traditional economic and technical aspects of water use.
The Museum is to be classified in the category of "Museums of interpretation," which highlights the history and civilization of water in Morocco. The facility offers permanent exhibition galleries spanning over an area of 2,235 m2 on three levels and a space for temporary exhibitions (570 m2), an educational pavilion including training and computer rooms, an administrative pavilion, other annexes (3,300 m2) and green spaces. the Mohammed VI Marrakech Museum of the civilization of water in Morocco “AMAN” inaugurated by the Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan on January 2017.
AMAN paid tribute to the kings’ roles in water management
The Mohammed VI Museum for the Civilization of Water in Morocco was created in tribute to the Moroccan genius in the management of water, the historical role of the Habous in the management of water. The museum was created in tribute to the contemporary work of his late majesty Hassan II and his majesty Mohammed VI in the kingdom's hydraulic policy and achievements. Unique building by its location at the gates of the ocher city of Marrakech, this museum is an unprecedented project in the varied universe of museums in Morocco. At once a museum of anthropology and science, a modern and interactive interpretation center, a place of teaching, meetings and exchange dedicated to knowledge and hydraulic know-how, it is positioning itself as a cultural reference.
The AMAN museum is both a place of history with a benevolent look at the past, its traditions and know-how, and a place of good practice and technical and technological innovations resolutely turned towards the future. In the middle of the emblematic palm grove of Marrakech, the museum unveils its exhibitions and invite you to a deep immersion in the theme of water, its uses, its techniques, its legends and its mysteries.
AMAN is an infrastructure for research and dynamism
In addition to a permanent exhibition room spread over 3 levels, the museum building includes: A multipurpose room for temporary exhibitions, symposia and seminars, a library and an archive room for researchers workshops for educational activities.
With finely crafted museography, the visit offers a physical and sensory immersion in the theme of water through various museographic supports: objects, video, audio, interactive projection, multimedia show on a model. The museum aims to be an interpretation center with modern didactic tools and innovative themes. With a view to developing a modern, environmentally conscious and respectful institution, the Mohammed VI Museum for the Civilization of Water in Morocco integrates ecological processes related to urban architecture into its architectural and landscape design. The museum itself becomes an exhibition object demonstrating good practices and technical innovations in the field of Integrated Water Resources Management, both at the building and at the park level.
AMAN permanent exhibition and practical information
Deployed on a total surface of 2,000 m2 and arranged on 3 levels, the permanent exhibition is a route through the Moroccan hydraulic engineering, both the traditional and the modern; it is an invitation to question the issues and future challenges. The museum's itinerary aims to tell the great story of water and hydraulic knowledge in the different characteristic zones of Morocco according to 10 thematic axes. The Museum has a multipurpose room that can accommodate up to 350 people. It has an independent oval space, annexed to a welcoming lobby to house temporary exhibitions and various receptions: seminars, study days, conferences, meetings.
The Mohammed VI Museum for the Civilization of Water in Morocco AMAN is open every day from 9am to 7pm. The Public rate: 45 DH, the Group rate: 30 DH, and the Student and school rate: 10 DH. It is free for Children under 12 years old, Journalists, Habous and Islamic Affairs officials.