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Musee d'Histoire de Marseille

Square Belsunce - Centre Bourse, 13001 Marseille, France (Opéra)
04 91 90 42 22
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Ranked #13 of 109 Attractions in Marseille
Type: History Museums
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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14 helpful votes 14 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Paphos, Cyprus
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The courtyard with the remains of the Ionian ancient Greek Massalia are breathtaking. The remaining museum is full of information.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Wonderful place that goes thru all the civilizations that the Marseille area was under From 60,000 years BC to the present it is a wonderful and informative display that is interesting for adults and children. They have interesting videos for all the exhibits and the curator deserves kudos. Would recommend as the first place to stop. It explains each era... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This museum is within the Vieux Port area of Marseille. It is one of the largest history museums. The exhibits were high tech and very informative. A must-see for school groups, or just with your kids.

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Paris, France
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The museum brings explanation since 60.000 years BC. The beginning of our human settlements and civilization. So many vestiges and technology (big touch screens and videos) to entertain you while you discovery so much history. I really recommend this museum. It is an example that you can have great museums out of big centers and still be so interesting.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We spent more time than we had expected at this fantastic museum. It was simply enthralling! We loved the amazing artifacts, the excellent informational videos and printed materials, and the extraordinary activities for children and teens. This is one of the best curated museums I have ever visited. The museum kept our interest for hours, and the friendly staff even... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This museum is only in French but they do have written and audio guides in several languages. the presentation follows from original settlers, their tools and technology to present day Marseilles and all the changes it went until present time. Chronologically each section shows the technological and cultural improvements as well as related historical facts and how they affected the... More

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Oustanding collection for the passionates of natural history, a must-visit specially the room dedicated to the Provence's collection.

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