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Dar Cheraït museum

The Dar Cheraït museum is a Tunisian museum located in Tozeur, a few hundred meters from the palm grove of the city, at the gates of the Sahara desert. It is the first private museum in Tunisia, it was founded in 1990 by Abderrazak Cheraït, mayor of Tozeur, who is the initiator of several cultural projects for the enhancement of Tunisian heritage.

The Dar Cheraït Tozeur Museum was built on the model of a bourgeois palace. In the rooms of the palace are reconstructed scenes of Tunisian life in the 19th century: the room of the bey (the notable), the life of the kitchen, a faithful reproduction of a hammam, the master of the Koranic school, and some wedding scenes.

The museum also has a room housing a collection of traditional jewelry and pottery and a room exhibiting contemporary paintings with a tribute to the poet Abou el Kacem Chebbi.

The museum brings together three independent spaces, which have little in common except for 3 different approaches to Tunisian civilization. If you were to visit only one part of the whole, take a stroll through the very beautiful Museum of Arts and Traditions. Children will appreciate the Medina of the Thousand and One Nights. A mixture of culture (or so-called) and entertainment.

The museum also houses collections of traditional jewelry and pottery. The glass room is filled with lamps, vases and other blown glass pieces. The gallery of contemporary paintings will not be to everyone’s taste.

In the evening, you can attend a sound and light show on the most famous stories of the Orient: the Arabian Nights, Aladdin, Ali Baba and the 40 thieves… (about 45 minutes). Entertaining for some, disappointing for others, the reviews at the exit will be mixed.

Schedules and prices

Hours: 8 a.m. to midnight
During the month of Ramadan: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to midnight

Dar Cheraït in pictures

The museum in video

The Dar Cheraït on the map