The Marseille History Museum (French: Musée d'Histoire de Marseille) is the local historical and archaeological museum of Marseille in France. When opened in 1983, it became one of the most significant museums for urban history in France, dedicated to exhibiting the major archaeological finds discovered after the site was excavated in 1967; at the same time the property was redeveloped commercially and the Centre Bourse shopping arcade constructed. The museum building is entered from within the centre, and opens out onto the "Jardin des Vestiges", an outdoor garden containing the stabilised archaeological remains; it includes classical ramparts, port buildings, and a necropolis.
The museum presently contains permanent displays exhibiting the history of Marseille up to the 18th century. Highlights include:
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Joseph Shibu | Sep 16, 2017
Everything is in French so make sure you take a translator if you don't understand French.
Marcel Wagner | Oct 1, 2017
Huge Museum with a great and collectiom from ancient times until now. The objects are presented in a fine way and accompanied by historical maps and explanations. Most is also in English, some even in Italian and German. And in the garden there are the ruins of the old Greek and Roman port, gate,....
Mike Sherry | Sep 19, 2017
Friendly and helpful staff; information and audio in English. Well worth the visit - the history around death practices over the ages was particularly compelling.
Claudette John | Feb 26, 2017
It's great to visit with children. Touch screens keep the kids interested. The exhibits are impressive
Adrien Carpentier | Jan 20, 2017
Chronogically set up, a very modern museum with exceptional displays from the oldest city in France. If you have one museum to see in Marseille, it is this one.
Nikola Spasojević | Mar 18, 2018
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.
Jim Suarez | Aug 2, 2018
Very fine museum reasonably priced. Very interesting!
Usha Maheshwari | Jul 17, 2018
An exhaustive history of Marseille. Wish we in India could develop such museums for Delhi, Calcutta, Bombay, etc.
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