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Dar el Hout: Tunisia’s Main Maritime Museum

09 April 2012 | 0 Comments

Image courtesy of Nicolas Fauque.

Dar el Hout, also known as the Oceanographic Museum of Salambo in the northern suburbs of Tunis, is the biggest maritime museum in Tunisia.¬†Built in the French colonial era and renovated during the 1990s, Dar el Hout is located in the site of Carthage’s ancient Punic port.

The museum is an attraction for both marine biology enthusiasts and children, storing a rich collection of unique marine species. Its 11 galleries each have different themes and dazzle visitors with aquariums of rare species and displays of fishing techniques. The museum belongs to the Tunisian National Institute of Marine Science and Technology.

Dar el Hout is open six days a week and closed only on Mondays. An easy way to reach the museum is to take the train from the Tunis Marine Station and get off at Carthage Byrsa. 

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