Are you planning to dive into the history of Tunisia while visiting Monastir? To enjoy moments of culture after a trip on the Pirate Ship? That comes well! You will find in town the Habib Bourguiba Mausoleum, as well as the museum bearing the same name. It is also called the Museum of Leader Habib Bourguiba or Beït Bourguiba.
OBJECTS THAT HAVE CROSSED TIME IN THE MUSEUM
Located near the Mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba, it was set up in the Skanes presidential palace, Ksar Al Marmar. The objects that belonged to the former president, notably during his presidency from 1957 to 1987, were collected and presented to the public. Thus, visitors have access to photographs, recordings of his speeches, personal effects, a famous bronze equestrian statue. Archives and even his Mercedes are exhibited! Many objects are part of this important collection brought into public view.
GENEROUS OPENING HOURS!
The Habib Bourguiba Museum was opened on April 6, 2013, 13 years after president’s death. Which days to choose to go there? From Tuesdays to Sundays (since it is closed on Mondays). When are the opening hours? From 8h to 19h during summertime and from 8h30 to 17h30 during the rest of the year. So, you have much time to make your visit. The tariff you will have to pay to visit the museum is 9 Dinars, about 3 Euros, a plus for your budget!
Visiting the Habib Bourguiba Museum is like opening a history book. Learn more about a president who has done many things for Tunisia. A politician who is still very popular among its citizens and who was born and died in Monastir, his beloved town. Finally, it is a strong symbol for this Tunisian town that you can discover.