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Musee d'Histoire de Marseille

Address: Square Belsunce - Centre Bourse, 13001 Marseille, France
Phone Number: 04 91 90 42 22
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Ranked #7 of 93 Attractions in Marseille
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Frankfurt, Germany
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161 reviews 161 reviews
36 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Interactive displays, videos of experts in the periods, all well set out and in a logical sequence. Much to learn and see and well worth the visit.

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Rome, Italy
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Only 5 euros the entrance to this interesting museum that will give you all the explanations about the history of Marseille from the origins to the present.

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Solin, Croatia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Museum is located in the centre of the town, with the new permanent exhibition. In the yard are the ruins of the Greek and Roman Marseille. Highlits of the archaeological part are the remains of the roman ships, and reconstruction of the early christian basilica with cemetery. Also there is lot of touch screens and models which are very educational... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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283 reviews 283 reviews
90 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Do not miss this museum. It is wonderful even if it is in a shopping center. It is where the old port was in the 6th century BC. It has magical displays. If you love history, you will love going here.

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Canberra, Australia
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218 reviews 218 reviews
108 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Bit of a pity that this Museum is located in a shopping mall. But there are interesting exhibits including remnants of an ancient ship.

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394 attraction reviews
466 helpful votes 466 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I went to this museum yesterday as the first Sunday in the month is free.It is rather curiously located in a shopping mall.However this is a well laid out,informative and state of the art museum.In each gallery they even have an English translation so that you could actually get some idea of what era you were in.There is though currently... More 

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86 reviews 86 reviews
11 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

An excellent museum, with a clearly documented and engagingly presented history of this fascinating city from 60,000 years ago up until the present day. You should go here on your first day in Marseille, because it will give you an excellent context for your visit.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This museum brings thousands of years of history to reality. A must in Marseille. Great combination of visual graphics and artifacts. See the movie.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Even if you aren't a museum going fool, you have to see this place when it's lite up at night. Because Marseille was chosen as the cultural city for Europe last year, they redid a number of attractions. At the museum there is a glass box on the outside with blue lights that is simply magnificent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Went on a Sunday afternoon to find out that it was only free Sunday mornings. On the plus side it was stuffed full of information and some marvellous exhibits - the boats and the bits relating to death were well presented and the little mock maquettes were excellent. Interesting material on the tensions a city centre monumental site can generate... More 

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