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Musee d'Histoire de Marseille

2 Rue Henri Barbusse, 13001 Marseille, France
+33 4 91 55 36 00
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
2 Rue Henri Barbusse, 13001 Marseille, France
+33 4 91 55 36 00
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Reviewed yesterday

The best museum in Marseille. A very comprehensive history of Marseille, and a good audio guide system (though a few of the items had no English); lots of interesting exhibits.

Thank iljumittajjeb
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum on a Wednesday afternoon and had the whole place virtually to myself, which was a great bonus. The museum houses an exceptionally large collection of Greek and Roman artefacts which on their own are well worth the visit. One might even...More

1  Thank gpm75015
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I was a little disappointed with this museum. It didn't have too much stuff in- mainly some old Roman wooden boats. There were also what looked look old foundations outside. As there are absolutely no information or leaflets in English it is difficult to know...More

Thank B T
Reviewed 6 August 2017

they had audioguides, but everything was in French. So it can get quite confusing if you are trying to follow the layout of the museum. We ended up just walking around and trying to listen at the same time. Great intro to the city of...More

1  Thank JoandraC
Reviewed 30 July 2017

There are many interesting artifacts on display here, but almost none of the displays have English descriptions on them. The audio guides are very in-depth, but I was frequently confused about what artifacts they referred to and where they told me to go. Museum staff...More

Thank Haakon N
Reviewed 10 July 2017

There is a lot to see in this museum, and it is well organized. There are some really interesting exhibits, including reconstructed ancient boats and burial sarcophagi. There is also a great garden in which you can walk around some of the Roman ruins (really...More

1  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Marseille is one of my favorite places in France. My father has a house in France therefore I am coming to France since I was a kid but I had been always going to North of France or Paris. But with my partner as he...More

1  Thank azadeapa
Reviewed 26 May 2017

The history museum of Marseille is deceptively large and attached to a mall. You would never know from the outside that there is so much to see. The exhibits are arranged by date so you effectively travel through time beginning 600BC through 1950AD. There are...More

Thank glynisc365
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Not large, two hours is plenty. Interesting special exhibition on the sea was very well done, mostly also in English. The main section of the museum has much to do with Roman times, ships, pottery etc...brilliantly done.

Thank Heraldic
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Museum of the History of Marseille is located adjacent to the Vieux Port. This is a remarkable collection, obviously underpinned by highly sophisticated and competent research. For a casual visitor interested in Marseille and Mediterranean history, more than a couple of hours should be set...More

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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!