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“Excellent collection housed in a wonderful old building”

Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne
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US$32.39*
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Ranked #28 of 259 things to do in Marseille
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

The museum is an old poor house which has been restored and is truly worth visiting just on its own. The various collections housed within it's walls whilst small are definitely worth the visit. There are items we haven't seen in other Greek, Egyptian etc collections and each piece is carefully displayed. The benefit of this museum is you can take your time and really appreciate the items. Other museums are inundated with oher tourists and you have to fight your way through and hope to get a glimpse. Here you can spend as long as you like and almost have the place to yourself. We went on a Sunday and it was free entry. Don't know if that is every Sunday.

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Reviewed 10 October 2011

Absolutely stunning old building complex (la Vielle Charite), housing a collection of Mediterranean archaeology on the first floor and art from Africa, Oceania and South America on the second floor. Labels and displays in French only.

Cafe on ground floor with nice salads - you can sit out on the gravel courtyard.

4  Thank YGraig
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Reviewed 14 May 2011

This museum is situated in "Centre de la Vieille Charité", a beautiful building that was a home for beggars in the 17th century. There are several museums in the building, we only visited the museum of Mediterranean Archeology. There are archeological discoveries from the Greeks and the Romans and Egyptian sarcophagi and mummies that were discovered by a doctor from Marseille when he was in Egypt. The entrance fee was 3 euro per person. All displays are in French only.

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