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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 #13 of 162 things to do in Marseille
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums

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Bayreuth, Germany
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is a very good history museum and very comprehensive in covering Marseille's history. I liked in particular the detailed coverage of trade (products and partners) throughout history, from the Greeks to France's colonial trade, something I hadn't seen in any other museum before. Another big plus are the models of the city at various points of time. This gives... More 

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Clint, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This museum has something for everyone, an excellent sampling of European and Mediterranean history in one robust complex. Jaded travelers, avoiding tourist traps and phony attractions like amusement parks, will be relieved and delighted to stroll through authentic sites with the port and Mediterranean sea in the background. One note, evidently I am terrified of heights. I did make it... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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161 reviews 161 reviews
36 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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285 reviews 285 reviews
90 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
92 helpful votes 92 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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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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87 reviews 87 reviews
11 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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Senior Contributor
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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