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Musee d'Histoire de Marseille

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Address: Square Belsunce - Centre Bourse, 13001 Marseille, France
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+33 4 91 90 42 22
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Wonderful place to see plenty of history. They had ancient greek and roman boats from 500 BC. And plenty of old artifacts. Even though i know a ton about ancient history, the free... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

A great story to tell does not necessarily make a great museum. Neither do computer-based displays, even when they work (a few actually did work). A great location, at the very point where it all began, just helps a little. Marseille, when the Greeks (the Phoceans, nowadays Turks, to be precise), went in and started to export the Greek culture... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Wonderful place to see plenty of history. They had ancient greek and roman boats from 500 BC. And plenty of old artifacts. Even though i know a ton about ancient history, the free headsets made the musee even better! Definatly a must see. Worth every penny.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

a great museum, but you need time to absorb it all; good explanations for the displays, great model of the city; good visit for rainy days, also with adolescents

Thank profdrdipling
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We visited on the first Sunday of the month when entry is free but having seen what's there I don't think I'd have minded paying the entrance fee. Lots of artifacts from the entire history of Marseille and you can wander around the excavated roman port remains. The current temporary exhibit on submarine finds is interesting as well.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a comprehensive collection of exhibits from pre-history to modern day Marseille. The exhibits are of a high quality with lots of interactive screens while another part of the museum gives you access to the remains of the city

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We visited on a Saturday afternoon while on vacation. The musee was not crowded at all. Audio tours are offered with your admission. I was fascinated with the set up on the main floor that showed, well, the evolution of Marseille over the past 2500 years. A special exhibit showed artifacts from shipwrecks offshore; that was amazing. Well worth a... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The museum was a little bit of a hike, but the ground floor was very interesting, although all text was in French. A pity the top two floors were closed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

In my opinion the most beautiful museum of Marseille. Very well documented and presented. Interesting fot the all family from kids to adults. This renovation is a masterpiece. Ideal for rainy days.

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Interesting museum under the shopping centre Bourse. Audio headset in English was a bit confusing. Still very happy I went.

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Brentwood, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This a wonderful Museum , excellent lay out, easy to follow. There are headsets that are in many languages so no need to try to translate. The museum takes you through the history of Marseille starting in the 6th century BC . In a very detailed easy to follow . Takes you you through histroy to the present day. Just... More 

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