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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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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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In my opinion the most beautiful museum of Marseille. Very well documented and presented. Interesting fot the all family from kids to adults. This renovation is a masterpiece... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In my opinion the most beautiful museum of Marseille. Very well documented and presented. Interesting fot the all family from kids to adults. This renovation is a masterpiece. Ideal for rainy days.

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Hyderabad, India
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting museum under the shopping centre Bourse. Audio headset in English was a bit confusing. Still very happy I went.

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Brentwood, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This a wonderful Museum , excellent lay out, easy to follow. There are headsets that are in many languages so no need to try to translate. The museum takes you through the history of Marseille starting in the 6th century BC . In a very detailed easy to follow . Takes you you through histroy to the present day. Just... More 

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Thank James V
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like history and I love museums, but I have to say Musee d'Histoire in Marseille disappointed me. The texts and explanations were almost all written in French.. The English audio-tour is not complete, allot of the artifacts are not included in the audio. Also 1 in 10 'audio-points' does not work in English. When you look at artifacts and... More 

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Thank Dider N
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 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 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 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 

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