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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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Fabulous museum !

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Kat R
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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72 helpful votes 72 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
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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
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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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104 helpful votes 104 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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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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