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The Museum is open everyday from 8.00 AM to 12.00 AM and from 13.30 AM to 16.30 AM

Full Price : 200 dinars.
Half price: 100 dinars.
30% reduction for group buying of 10 tickets and more).
Free entry : for youth under 16, persons of more than 65, soldiers of the national service, the handicapped and their companions, the non employed and the social minima.



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Juba II (in Berber language: Yuba win sin or Yuva wis sin) is a Berber king of Mauretania, located in nowadays Algeria. He was born in Hippo (now Annaba) about 52 before J.-C. and died around 23 after christ. His reign began aroune 25 BC, under the Roman tutelage and his capital was Caesarea of ​​Mauritania, present Cherchell.









The archaeological ruins of Cherchell are a valuable heritage. The collections, currently housed in the national museum, also known as the "old museum", are among the most prestigious collections in the Maghreb.


musee ancien

The pieces were stored in a mosque.



With the arrival of the French in 1840 and the construction of the colonial city many objects were discovered and their management was anarchic.

During the year 1844, the objects discovered during the numerous excavations at Cherchell were stored in a small mosque belonging to the Berkani family. After the destruction of this building during an earthquake in 1846, these objects were transferred to an open gallery in the courtyard of a Moorish-style house occupied by the administrative services.




After the earthquake of 1844



A wing of the museum

In 1853, the municipality decided to shave the premises and the collections were transferred to another premises located on the street Abdelhak, ex Caesarea. Several invaluable pieces are transported to the Louvre Museum and the Algiers Museum of Antiquities.

In 1855, objects were stored at the hotel.


Given the importance of the discoveries, the Governor General of Algeria decided to endow the town of Cherchell with a real museum. It was in 1908 that the present museum opened its doors to the public.








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