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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 24 October 2018

The presentation was good, and we learnt tons of things about Marseille. It's so interesting, the history, but you will need knowledge in french, because it's not well done for tourists.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank darrellsmith53
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Some of the works are breathtaking and it is a great, inexpensive way to spend a day. Easy tram ride to old port.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Barrie F
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This is a place worth a visit if you are interested in knowing where the place came from. The exhibits take you from the earliest times through the development of the early fishing village through to the major city that now exists. The history of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank slowfeet2016
Reviewed 28 September 2018

This discovery took place during the construction of the Bourse Shopping Plaza and opened as a museum/archeological site in 2013. The discoveries were from the Greek, Roman, and Medieval periods.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank on_the_go_98765
Reviewed 20 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 18 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank skeggijon
Reviewed 25 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 10 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank BarbZH2014
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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
29 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!