The Dar Cheraït Tozeur Museum is nestled just a stone’s throw away from the city’s palm grove and at the entrance to the Sahara desert. The Dar Cheraït Tozeur museum stands as a testament to Tunisia’s rich cultural legacy. Established in 1990 by Abderrazak Cheraït, the visionary mayor of Tozeur, it holds the distinction of being Tunisia’s first private museum. 

A Palatial Tribute to the Past:

Resembling a stately bourgeois palace, Dar Cheraït Tozeur transports visitors back to the 19th century. Within its opulent chambers, meticulously reconstructed scenes of Tunisian life come alive. From the notable’s room to the bustling kitchen, a faithful reproduction of a hammam, and even glimpses into the Koranic school, the museum encapsulates the essence of the bygone era. Wedding scenes add a touch of romance to this immersive experience.

A Multifaceted Collection:

The museum boasts an eclectic array of treasures, each narrating a different facet of Tunisia’s history. Traditional jewelry and pottery are showcased in one room, reflecting the intricate craftsmanship of yesteryears. 

Three Spaces, One Civilization:

Distinct in their narratives, the three museum spaces converge to offer a holistic understanding of Tunisian civilization. If time permits only a single exploration, the captivating Museum of Arts and Traditions is a must-visit. The Medina of the Thousand and One Nights holds enchantment for the young and young-at-heart, blending cultural enrichment with entertainment.

A Treasure Trove of Craftsmanship:

Beyond its historical vignettes, Dar Cheraït showcases exquisite traditional jewelry and pottery collections. The glass room gleams with intricate blown glass pieces – a symphony of lamps, vases, and decorative items. 

Enchantment Under the Stars:

As day gives way to night, Dar Cheraït offers a unique treat – a sound and light show narrating famed tales of the Orient: Aladdin, Arabian Nights, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, and more. Lasting about 45 minutes, the show garners mixed reviews – a blend of entertainment and differing perspectives.