Musee D'histoire De Marseille

Currently Closed
  • Address: Centre Bourse, Square Belsunce, 2 Rue Henri Barbusse, 13001 Marseille, France
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +33-491553600
  • Ticket Price: 5 EUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Natural History Museums

In 1967, while digging to build a shopping centre in Marseille, the city uncovered a major archaeological heritage. The museum was built at first to house these and then to tell the story of Marseille exclusively. Apart from the archaeological findings (which include the hull of a 2nd century ship), there are 12 major exhibitions that cover:

  • Prehistory and Antiquity
  • Early Christianity
  • Pottery in the Medieval era
  • Development under Louis XIV (The Sun King)
  • The works and designs of Pierre Puget
  • The plague of 1720
  • The Destruction wrought by Germans in WWII

The success of the museum lies in how it tries hard to be as interactive and immersive as possible through the innovative use of multimedia devices.

  • Disability access enabled.
  • Audio guides available for EUR 4.
  • Closed on all Mondays except Easter and Whit.

EUR 3 for

  • Groups of 15 people
  • Students 18 to 26 years outside the European Union.
  • Persons over 65
  • Volunteers device "all volunteers" set up by the City of Marseille for temporary collections (excluding category 1).
  • Annual Pass holder all museums for temporary exhibitions. 

Free For

  • Teaching and escorts
  • Youth under 18 years
  • Students 18 to 26 years of the European Union - Disabled and escorts
  • Artists (AGESSA / House of Artists)
  • Journalists

  • Buses 31, 32, 70 and others at Barbusse Colbert bus station.
  • Trams T2 and T3 at Belsunce Alcazar light rail station.
  • Subway M1 at Colbert Hôtel de Région station.

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  • Musee D'histoire De Marseille Address: Centre Bourse, Square Belsunce, 2 Rue Henri Barbusse, 13001 Marseille, France
  • Musee D'histoire De Marseille Contact Number: +33-491553600
  • Musee D'histoire De Marseille Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Musee D'histoire De Marseille Price: 5 EUR
  • Best time to visit Musee D'histoire De Marseille(preferred time): 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Musee D'histoire De Marseille: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 27.93% of people who visit Marseille include Musee D'histoire De Marseille in their plan

  • 67% of people start their Musee D'histoire De Marseille visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Musee D'histoire De Marseille

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

87.37% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Musee D'histoire De Marseille

People normally club together Fort Saint-jean and La Panier while planning their visit to Musee D'histoire De Marseille.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
  • Considering that ships have been sailing to Marseille for almost 3,000 years, there’s a lot of history to this city. The museum does a good job taking you from very early history to modern times. There are headsets that translate the many videos to English.

  • The staff was very unfriendly and so the athmosphere was really bad. I cound not enjoy the exhibitation.

  • Quite large collection spanning more than two thousand years, showing Marseilles history since ancient Greek and Etruscan period. It houses remainings of several Roman ships, Greek pottery, everyday items, funerary items, models of the city in different periods... It also shows more recent history and development of Marseille. Nicely organized and marked, the only problem is that all descriptions are in French. It has several interactive stands for kids. Marseille has a very rich history and if you want to truly understand the city, this is a place you must visit.

  • We googled this museum, came in the pouring rain. The web site said open. The very unfriendly staff said closed! Not good.

  • Very fine museum reasonably priced. Very interesting!

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