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Musee d'Histoire de Marseille

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Address: Square Belsunce - Centre Bourse, 13001 Marseille, France
Phone Number: +33 4 91 90 42 22
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Great museum

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 18 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 13 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I like history and I love museums, but I have to say Musee d'Histoire in Marseille disappointed me. The texts and explanations were almost all written in French.. The English audio-tour is not complete, allot of the artifacts are not included in the audio. Also 1 in 10 'audio-points' does not work in English. When you look at artifacts and... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Great museum. Very well-organized. Worth finding - it's a bit of a hidden gem. GET THE AUDIO TOUR. It's free. It's also interactive in a way that most are not. Impressive. My two teenagers loved it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We went to both the main and the temporary (under water archeology) exhibition. The temporary one fascinated all in the party, the main exhibition was getting a bit much as if you are interested in archeology and history, this museum would easily take the three hours or more mentioned. As it was we were there 2 hours and a half... More 

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