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Museum Dar Essid

Museum Dar Essid

Museum Dar Essid

Museum Dar Essid (65 rue du Remparts Nord, Sousse) — this fascinating museum is located in a beautiful home that adjoins the walls of Sousse’s medina. A small, private museum, its collections include costumes, jewelry and everyday items. The decor has been recreated in the style of a well-to-do Arab household from the 19th century and includes family rooms surrounding a tiled courtyard. It is a charming place and succeeds admirably in conjuring up the atmosphere of an affluent Arab home. The house itself dates from AD 928 and is one of the medina’s oldest homes. The walled-off area between Bab el-Finga and Dar Essid is Sousse’s red-light district.
Admission: 4 Dt. Hours: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 3:00 – 6:00 pm (daily)(summer), 10:00 am – 7:00 pm (daily)(winter).