Archaeological Museum of El-Djem

Archaeological Museum of El-Djem

Archaeological Museum of El-Djem
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  • Sarah H
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss this experience
    This is not to be missed if you want to know more about the history of Tunisia. The Amphitheatre is one of the most intact and you are free to explore it. It's not overly curated so your imagination can really get into it. Lots of stairs if you want to get to the top, which was worth it. We went mid day which was hot but less busy.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 11, 2023
  • Viky_Vedat
    Sheffield, United Kingdom43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A bit of Rome in El Jem
    You use the same ticket as for the amphitheatre so keep hold! This is a well kept museum with mosques on both the walls and floor, we were surprised you could even touch them. There is also artifacts that have been dug up over the years, statues (with and without heads!) And then outside the Villa area the remains of the structures that were in the grounds. Doesn't take long to go round, maybe 30-40mins or so and it was lovely and cool inside. Suitable for wheelchairs and those with impaired mobility as ramps as well as stairs to take you round.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 27, 2023
  • B T
    London, United Kingdom1,174 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Underrated museum
    The museum has lots of wonderful Roman mosaics that are just as good as those in the Bardo. Outside is an old Roman house from 180 AD that is well preserved. Please don’t visit El Jem and only go to the amphitheatre and miss this museum out.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 3, 2024
  • Dynamic Duo
    Weston super Mare, United Kingdom931 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Packed with information and well worth the visit!
    Make sure you also visit the museum with your 12DT ticket included with the Amphitheater. This museum is packed with history and you can walk around the original buildings laid with stunning mosaics as well as read/see and learn about their history! It's absolutely fascinating and makes for a lovely day out - El Jem town, El Jem Amphitheatre and El Jem Museum.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 30, 2024
  • Dirk W
    Alexandra Headland, Australia10,060 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unexpected highlight
    Included in your entree ticket for the amphitheater, make sure you don't miss this small, but exquisite museum. It is built on top of an archeological site with some stunning Roman villas. The incredible mosaics they found here now adorn all floors and walls - and they are truly stunning ! Outside at the rear of the museum you will visit "The House of Africa", a Roman villa with two mosaics depicting both the Goddess Africa and the province. An absolute gem of a museum.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 22, 2024
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genibre69
London, UK5,262 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Like others have said, an incredible place to visit after the coliseum. Only about a 10-minute walk to it AND entrance is included in the same ticket. A total win for one of the best mosaic museums I have EVER been to…and I’ve been to a lot! No tourists except me most of the time which I liked as well. The semirestored House of Africa in the rear is picturesque and holds more lovely mosaics. Took tons of photos. All mosaics on the wall have placards right Arabic, English and French translations and the history of El Jem and its Roman predecessor is described on placards at the entrance. There’s also some interesting death masks and sculptures, as well as ceramics.

My only concern in the museum was walking on many of the mosaics in each room… I assume these are not original?! Why else would we be allowed to tramp all over them?!

Lovely museum kitty that follows you if you feed it. :)
Written February 17, 2023
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Sarah H
25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This is not to be missed if you want to know more about the history of Tunisia. The Amphitheatre is one of the most intact and you are free to explore it. It's not overly curated so your imagination can really get into it. Lots of stairs if you want to get to the top, which was worth it. We went mid day which was hot but less busy.
Written August 11, 2023
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Viky_Vedat
Sheffield, UK43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
You use the same ticket as for the amphitheatre so keep hold!

This is a well kept museum with mosques on both the walls and floor, we were surprised you could even touch them. There is also artifacts that have been dug up over the years, statues (with and without heads!) And then outside the Villa area the remains of the structures that were in the grounds. Doesn't take long to go round, maybe 30-40mins or so and it was lovely and cool inside.

Suitable for wheelchairs and those with impaired mobility as ramps as well as stairs to take you round.
Written September 27, 2023
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B T
London, UK1,174 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
The museum has lots of wonderful Roman mosaics that are just as good as those in the Bardo. Outside is an old Roman house from 180 AD that is well preserved. Please don’t visit El Jem and only go to the amphitheatre and miss this museum out.
Written February 3, 2024
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Alan R
14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
Wonderful and interesting day best outing for years. Tui rep was the most passionate and knowledgeable and a credit to the firm. The colleseum leaves you speechless the secret is to sit for at least 15 minutes and take it all in
Written March 8, 2020
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kevin m
70 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Amazing spot for adventurer wanting more than the sun. Amazing part of history part restored for realism. You can go anywhere unlike Rome. Dive into the underground of a coliseum see where the gladiators and slaves went before there victory or the end. The usual hustle outside but once inside its like an oasis from it all. Absolutely worth the trip
Written April 7, 2022
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streakey
Hastings, UK1,158 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Friends
I can never get bored of visiting this wonderful place. It’s easy to get to by public transport from Sousse. It’s open every day and it’s cheap. The ticket even includes a second museum up the road which is well worth a visit.
Written December 4, 2017
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Carolina T
42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
I loved the place, full of history and mosaics we took many pictures there, and if you buy the ticket for the amphitheater you get the free entrance for the museum
Written October 6, 2015
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GARY Y
West Calder, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Visited this museum after our visit to the coleseum, in the morning.
Our party (5) were the only people there!
A tourist must, without the tourists!
It really is a beautiful place, especially the excavated Roman city and the mosiacs.
A must do if coming to Tunisia!
Written August 6, 2019
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BIA48
Lytham St Anne's, UK45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
A short ride from the Amphitheater, this museum has some of the finest mosaics I have ever seen. You can touch and walk on really genuine Roman antiques. Any where else you probably would be shepherded away. These fantastic mosaics are held in a modern building designed like a Roman Villa. The exterior is also worth taking time over. A Roman Road, ruins, columns and mosaics can be viewed in situ. It has the wow factor, if you enjoy antiques.
Written September 17, 2018
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