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Musee d'Histoire de Marseille

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Address: Square Belsunce - Centre Bourse, 13001 Marseille, France
Phone Number: 04 91 90 42 22
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History to remember!

This Museum is the result of an ancient fight between then then Marseille Mayor and those who wanted to dig up Marseille's past. Fortunately, for us the latter won. It is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Tallong, Australia
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Tallong, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This Museum is the result of an ancient fight between then then Marseille Mayor and those who wanted to dig up Marseille's past. Fortunately, for us the latter won. It is a magnificent museum beautifully laid out and presented with good video presentations in a multitude of languages. And for seniors (over 65) it is the bargain of the year... More 

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Naperville, IL
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I would just pass on this. Too many people squeezed into the space. They do not limit the number of people that go into the museum. If you have any restrictions at all save yourself the aggravation. Instead tour Matie Antoinettes lovely palace. Thus us all part of the tour that is available. It is a long walk so you... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I really liked the way that the museum took us round from the beginning of Marseilles to the current day in a logical and structured way. The exhibits were excellent. However, it did the cowardly thing, and while it mentioned the role of the resistance in WW2, it did not discuss how the authorities inn WW2 collaborated with the Nazis,... More 

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atlanta, georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This stunning depiction of the history of Marseille places ithe city both within the evolution of mankind and its migration from Africa as well as on the timeline of Greek, Roman, and Western civilization. The well curated and easy to understand displays empower the viewer to place modernity in context.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The museum was excellent with a myriad of exhibits which kept our attention throughout our visit. The audio guides were very good. I would recommend anyone interested in the history of Marseille to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

Superb museum experience ! I stopped in with some unenthusiastic school age children ( mine) who were not keen to visit another museum as it was late in the day. I thought we might make a short stop but we left 2 1/2 hours later after a wonderful visit and even talked about going back on Sunday morning. The tour... More 

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Very interesting museum about the history of Marseille.Lots of ancient Greek and Roman artifacts with highlights the recks of ancient ships from the 3rd c B.C.Also acollection of mediaval artifacts.Outside ruins from Roman period.

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ISTANBUL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Successful reconstructions and displays of 1000 yr old wooden boats, anforas, coins, jevelry, replicas of old time living Marseille

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Bayreuth, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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
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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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