Famous Museums in Marseille

The museums in Marseille give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Marseille with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Marseille. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Marseille.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Marseille.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Marseille:

  1. Musee D'histoire De Marseille

    Museum, History Museum

    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 ...Read more
  2. Museum Of European And Mediterranean Civilisations


    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 spend...Read more
  3. Musee Regards De Provence

    4.3 (28 Votes)
    Musee Regards De Provence


    This historic building was built in the 1948 to serve as a sanitary station. Visitors and immigrants coming in by land or air or sea would first have to pass through here to make sure they weren't carrying diseases. That would be vaccinated. The building fell into disuse for nearly 40 years, and was occupied by squatters until recently being reclaimed. Now it serves as a museum of Provencal art...Read more
  4. Chateau De La Buzine-maison Des Cinematographies De La Mediterranee

    Museum, Castle

    The Chateau or French Castle was built here in the 18th century to replace an older country house. The architectural style used was eclectic, making use of a mix of Louis XII, Byzantine and Roman styles of architecture. Five hectares of lovely parks surround the castle with a number of absolutely beautiful flowers like daffodils, irises, cedar, magnolia, and wild asparagus found in abundance. I...Read more
  5. Cantini Museum

    4 (8 Votes)
    Cantini Museum

    Art Museum

    The Musee Cantini or Cantini Museum is a museum of modern fine art focusing on the paintings of the first half of the 20th century. It is one of the largest such collections in the country. Themes and style explored include Pointillism, fauvism, cubism, war time, the time between the world wars, surrealism and from WWII to 1980. The Japanese Gutai is well presented. Works of master painters sho...Read more
  6. Musee Grobet-labadie


    In 1919 the Marie Labadie donated this house and its extensive 13th-19th century art collections over to the city of Marseilles. But more than the precious artwork catches the eye here. The house is a superb example of upscale 19th century lifestyle in Marseille. It is lavishly appointed and decorated with paintings, sculptures, ceramics, musical instruments, stained glass, furniture, and wallp...Read more
  7. Musee D' Art Contemporain


    The art of Marseilles usually focuses on the past which is why it is so refreshing to see a place that’s entirely focuses on the present. Bringing together the edgiest and most inventive of the art movements in the second half of the 20th century and now the 21st century, the museum’s collection presents works of New Realists, Support Surface, Arte Povera, Land Art, Fluxus, and Narr...Read more
  8. Memorial De La Marseillaise

    History Museum

    This song was written by royalist Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle after France declared war on Austria on 20 April 1792. Paradoxical, yes. The composer was almost executed for his allegiance. Three years later his song became the national anthem of France. This 17th century house is not far from the meeting place that made this song famous. It is filled with memorabilia related to the song, like ...Read more
  9. Musee Du Terroir Marseillais

    Art Museum

    This art, culture and ethnographic museum has a lot going on. Its aim is to showcase the 18th and 19th century Provencal lifestyle as evidenced by one of the most classic villages of that era - Château-Gombert. The permanent collection does this by recreating the rooms you might find in typical houses - the kitchen, the living room, the children’s room, shed, laundry, and music room...Read more
  10. La Vieille Charite

    4.4 (495 Votes)
    2 Rue de la Charité, 13002 Marseille, France
  11. Musee D'archeologie Mediterraneenne

    2 Rue de la Charité, 13001 Marseille, France