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Address: Route de Sfax, El-Jem 345, Tunisia
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One of the best museums I've been to. There were zero other visitors, the tilework was displayed amazingly, and it felt like walking back in time. A hidden treasure for sure near... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 23, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

One of the best museums I've been to. There were zero other visitors, the tilework was displayed amazingly, and it felt like walking back in time. A hidden treasure for sure near El Jem. I imagine you see the coliseum and leave, but you're missing out if you don't go to this. I would argue it's better than the museum... More 

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

A short walk from the better-known Amphitheatre, is the small museum of Roman mosaics. It really is worth visiting. The museum and amphitheatre are easy to get to by public transport from Sousse or Monastir. The first time I visited the amphitheatre I missed the museum. So on my second visit, I made sure I got here. You'll walk though... More 

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Kensington, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2016

El Jem is a town around 2 hours drive south of Tunis, or an hour north of Sfax, known for being the location of the third largest amphitheatre of the Roman world, and the largest in Africa. There is also a museum in the town, which is less well known, and not as easy to find as the very visible... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2016

Alfresco without the food. The El Jem Museum is full of Roman Frescos from the period of Carthage. To see such a large collection is quite impressive and worth the visit. The museum is predominantly frescos, however also contains a large collection of artifacts from the period. The museum is ideally combined with a trip to the El Jem amphitheatre... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

Amazing mosaics from roman time, very well preserved statues, beautiful building, amazing artefacts from B.C. time

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015

A really interesting visit. It was fascinating looking at all of the mosaic that still survives thousands of years later. Even looking at some of the delicate artefacts that have survived is simply amazing. It's well worth a visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2015

This was a big surprise for me as a guide... I did not expect so much but it gave me a lot. The entrance fee to this museum is actually included in the price of the ticket to El Jem Amphitheatre and you would do a big mistake if you would not visit it. It is quite difficult to find... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

This was coupled with the El Jem trip, throughly enjoyed both. Fantastic opportunities for panaramic photos, I was amazed at both the mosaics and the outside space. The kiosk across from the museum is very expensive, if you visit El Jem 1st grab a refreshment before moving onto museum.

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2015

Your El Jem entry ticket also gets you entry to this museum of mosaics, unless you have a real interest in mosaics there's nothing for you here.

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