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Musee d'Histoire de Marseille

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2 rue Henri Barbusse, 13001 Marseille, France
+33 4 91 55 36 00
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great old Roman boat remains, excellent information, well presented in interesting displays. Ticket included the Marseillaise museum too but we didn't get there

Reviewed 6 days ago

Can I start by saying that I love museums and I love history, but I'm afraid that I found this museum a little old fashioned in its display style. A big positive however, is that wireless headsets are available at no extra charge, which can...More

Thank skeggijon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had to navigate the local shopping centre to find this museum. One of the great things about Marseille is it's history and the influences that it's received going way way back. It was cheap to enter and they had English audio on the headsets....More

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Reviewed 9 August 2018

Excellent display of the many peoples who lived in Marseille since prehistoric times. Be sure to get the written guide and bring it home to read in your leisure.

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Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

The museum is huge, well-curated, and educational. However, for an English speaker, it was simultaneously too little and too much: the audio commentary didn't cover everything in each area, but what was covered was covered in great detail. The exhibits concerning the pre-Christian era are...More

Thank Aegina1028
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

The museum is accessed via the Marseille Shopping Centre. We took advantage of our 72hour city pass. There was a free audio tour, in fact two as the children's tour is different from the adult tour. Superb museum explained the history of Marseille from its...More

Thank jmp3141
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful museum about the history of Marseille and the Mediterranean region. It is “hidden” inside a shopping mall of all places, just behind the tourist office. The museum is so big you really need to plan to see part of it, then take a break...More

Thank Mex56
Reviewed 21 July 2018

A superb museum with just so much to see in a range of different forms - recovered items (boats, mosaics, amphorae etc), films and beautifully made models (houses, ovens, burial grounds etc). We spent over 3 hours here and could easily have stayed longer, and...More

Thank Gordon W
Reviewed 22 May 2018

This place is NOT in the Bourse. Rather, it is tucked onto the west side of it. It is HUGE and can easily take 3 hours to see. Really helps one understand both the history and architecture of Marseilles. And reasonably priced...

1  Thank AdventureTraveler113
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We wanted to visit the Mucem, but it was closed that day so we ended up coming to the Musée d'Histoire de Marseille, and it was a nice visit. You access the museum through a large garden that has many archaeological remains. The museum documents...More

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Julie M
7 July 2017|
Response from glynisc365 | Reviewed this property |
Open 10:00 am- 6:00 pm Tuesday- Sunday. Closed on Mondays.
Jean Louis G
28 October 2016|
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Response from lindaMontreal_Canada | Reviewed this property |
Regular admission is a low 5 Euro further reduced to 3 Euro for students. Quite a bargain!