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Address: 1 Esplanade du J4, 13002 Marseille, France
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+33 4 84 35 13 13
11:00 - 19:00
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Wed - Mon 11:00 - 19:00

The MuCEM is a museum of 21st-century civilizations, principally concerned...

The MuCEM is a museum of 21st-century civilizations, principally concerned with comparing all aspects of the cultures of the Mediterranean, with Europe and the other continents that border the Mediterranean occupying a major place. It will offer a fresh look at the cultures of the Mediterranean.

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Free First Sunday of the Month

Saw the "Babel" exhibition. It was interesting. Very cool building with good views from the roof. It is also worth wandering around the exterior of the building and admission is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Saw the "Babel" exhibition. It was interesting. Very cool building with good views from the roof. It is also worth wandering around the exterior of the building and admission is free the first Sunday every month.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

if you are not a museum type, just go for the architecture; it is free....you can walk all around inside that very special architecture that makes a real special effect with the reflection of the light...the entire Mucem + the fort is worth to see

Thank Michele M
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent longer here than we intended as we couldn't find our way out. The various exhibitions were interesting. I particularly enjoyed the one on translation. We felt that all the exhibitions spaces in Marseille were rather self-indulgent as there were large areas of space round the various exhibits. To do MuCEM justice you need to allow two or three... More 

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Lyon, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed tea at Mucem and vies of the ocean. Intersting European history! Glad you can walk into the place without paying and access very many areas. No need for a guide!

Thank rextitus
Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

The architecture of the building is an attraction in itself and the occasion of shooting lots of photos of Fort Saint-Jean through its concrete lattice. Even though one knows most of the things on display the stories are told differently and it is always a pleasure to review the Mediterranean cultures. In addition at the moment there is a fascinating... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Professional, astonishing temporary exhibitions ( after babel, translate) interesting presentation of permanent collection, overwhelming architecture.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is a full-day visit. The museum is excellent, very well laid out and with detailed information in French and English (although they don't always say the same thing!). The building is interesting and imaginative, the cafes are good and the toilets clean. It is a pity that, once you leave, you cannot use the same ticket to come back... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

The camp of death is just behind this museum which doesn't exactly cheer you up as you approach, also from a distance it looks like a big black square box. The metallic lacework on three sides is interesting as you near but I was disappointed for several reasons. If you are going to have great glass panels, someone has to... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

For the price, this museum was a disappointment. The architecture was interesting, and the connection to Fort Saint Jean was imaginative and creative, but the museum itself was somewhat lacking in materials. It is a huge space, and it was a bit of a puzzle of why it was built so large when the collection didn't offer that much. For... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Nice place to visit we love the eposition coffee and citadel plus regular exposition the best is the building so modern so nice

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