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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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Great museum. Very well-organized. Worth finding - it's a bit of a hidden gem. GET THE AUDIO TOUR. It's free. It's also interactive in a way that most are not. Impressive. My two... read more

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great museum. Very well-organized. Worth finding - it's a bit of a hidden gem. GET THE AUDIO TOUR. It's free. It's also interactive in a way that most are not. Impressive. My two teenagers loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to both the main and the temporary (under water archeology) exhibition. The temporary one fascinated all in the party, the main exhibition was getting a bit much as if you are interested in archeology and history, this museum would easily take the three hours or more mentioned. As it was we were there 2 hours and a half... More 

Thank Verene L
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can always get an audio guide, but the museum is worth seeing and is up to date. Surprised so little was translated into English though.

Thank Jeff R
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A museum is a place where you find old, historical artifacts. Some people confuse this with what they imagine it to be, something completely different. Go and look and be fascinated by what is on offer. It is history coming to life, using the information provided, the artifacts and a bit of your imagination. We were lucky, in that our... More 

Thank Dimitris L
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great experience spent hours here walking through history with audio guide ,utensils and old roman and Greek remains to modern times. The archiological museum is definitely a must. You dont need to waste your money on a bus tour here, walk and use audio guide. Marseilles was a sea port from 4 century first settled by the greeks.

Thank kathleen j
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only gave this museum 2 stars because we didn't even get to go! Wanted to put some PRACTICAL things on here so other people don't get disappointed like we did. 1. Entrance to the museum is usually through the shopping center Bourse. But the shopping centre isn't open on Sundays, and the museum is. This creates a problem. There are... More 

1 Thank AnastasiaM85
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chanced upon this Museum while walking around Marseille. The entrance fee was very low ( E5 for adults, E 3 for students with an audio guide) so we decided to go in. There was also a special exhibit running till May 2017 on underwater exploration, for an additional E 3. Even without the special exhibit, this place is fascinating!... More 

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Marseille, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Absolutely boring musuem! No interesting artifacts for a visitor. I think that t is better to go to the Mucem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Local history museums have great variability for their quality - this is one of the better ones. From ancient Greek and Roman artifacts, to modern history, this has it all. Lots of maps of the city as it was in Greek/Roman times, and lots of visual displays, and real artifacts. Allow 2 hours minimum to see it all - and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is a relatively new museum that covers the entire human history of the area around Marseilles from prehistoric times to the present day. There is also a special exhibit area, which, at the time of this writing, contains a history of undersea exploration, from the mid-19th century to the present. The exhibit will be there for another year, and... More 

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