Museum Of European And Mediterranean CivilisationsCurrently Closed
- Address: 7 Prom. Robert Laffont, 13002 Marseille, France
- Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-0484351313
- Ticket Price: 10 EUR
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Exhibition , Specialty Museums
In 2013, Marseille was declared the Europe Capital of culture. To live up to that name, the city opened this museum. Its two floors of exhibits focus on comparing Mediterranean culture with European culture and how the two have shaped each other making it the only museum of its kind in the world. The museum takes you straight from antiquity to modern times in a single exhibition, and then spends a lot of time delving into the details.
Outside of the main Museum Building, the site is connected to the 12th century Fort Saint-Jean, which in addition to hosting a rich collection of Mediterranean popular and folk art, offers spectacular panoramas via a footbridge suspended over the sea (the footbridge connects the two buildings).
- A.k.a Musee des Civilisations de l'Europe et la Mediterraneen.
- Disabled people need not queue.
- Check the bookshop on the ground floor.
- For the mobility impaired: At the Panier entrance, after the Saint Laurent footbridge, access to the fort will require someone to help for a dozen metres. Ask a staff member to help.
- Given are full prices.
- Concession Ticket: 5 Euros
- Family Ticket (2 adults + 5 kids): 14 Euros
- Entry on 1st Sunday of every month: Free
- Children under 18, disabled ex-servicemen, civilians and veterans and unemployed: Free
- For other details please refer official website.
- Guided Tour Ticket: Adult - 12 Euros; Concession - 9 Euros; Child (6-12) - 5 Euros
- Night Time Opening: Friday until 10:00 pm (May 2–October 31)
- Last entry 45 minutes before the exhibition closes.
- Exhibition rooms emptied 30 minutes before closure.
- By Metroline 1: Station Vieux-Port or line 2-Joliette.
- By Tram T2: stop: Republique/Dames or Joliette.
- By Bus: 49, 60, 82-stop: Littoral Major or Fort Saint-Jean.
- Restaurant on the Museum Terrace
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Amazing construction. Is for sure a must see, combining the old with the new and the historical with modern art , this is a place you will remember forever! The buildings itself are a piece of art. There is 2 concrete bridges from 1 build to the other that look great from far and ever better standing on it. The inside tours are payed but you can walk the bridges and the outside of the buildings for free.
I didn't enter the exhibitions but the buildings were a very pleasant place to wander with great views out to sea. There is a tea shop and a restaurant/buffet at the top of the main building. There are some nice outdoor seating areas around different parts of the grounds and there are toilets!
Very nice museum with astonishing architecture. Great location at the harbour. Exhibitions were very interesting. Great place to spend up to two days. Quite relaxing and marvellous views. 4 Stars only because the restaurant is quiet expensive. And a lot of descriptions are ONLY in French.
The real art is the architecture to this museum. It's interesting to walk around and take photos of the building itself and of the water, but the exhibits themselves are lacking. Little to no English translations and a lot of modern "art". Free entrance on the first Sunday of the month.
Great architecture for this museum. The view of the city is also quite beautiful. Had heard lot of good reviews on the Mediterranean history in this museum, but the downside was on the day we visited there were not much in English.