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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 1 week ago

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.

Thank BarbZH2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 23 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...

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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

1  Thank Ronak S
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

I caught this at the end of my day so was a bit tired. For the price of 6 Euros and a free audio guide, I was impressed. Lots of history to be had here. I always wondered how they made the amphoras that store...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Whilst on our cruise ship stop with MSC meraviglia in March our shuttle bus stop was right next to the museum. It's attached to the shopping centre next door. 3 euros to get in.

Thank Jo K
Reviewed 4 March 2018

A wonderful museum ... a must to learn about marseille but they truly must improve their way of welcoming tourists ... no English information (only French) on exhibits and when one uses the free audio sets often you hear French in the background (videos in...More

Thank Theresa R
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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!