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The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM; French: Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée) is a national museum located in Marseille, France. It was inaugurated on 7 June 2013 as part of Marseille-Provence 2013, a year when Marseille was designated as the European Capital of Culture.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
My 5 stars is purely for the architecture and sightseeing quality of MuCEM alone. It's seriously the most interesting museum I have ever seen, and superbly photogenic from all angles. The experience of walking over the walkway from Fort Saint-Jean into the cement-webbed main structure is slightly anxiety inducing in high winds, but exciting. Make sure you budget enough time to walk the surrounding to get photos from the ground and across the water. The permanent exhibitions here are small and not that interesting if you're not that into agricultural history.
A perfect place to sit down under the olive trees, surf the net or simply enjoy the sweeping views of the sea. For a piece of history, this is The Place to learn. There's a very cool outdoor sculpture at the upper level, go get your camera for a pose :-) Walking by the garden offers relaxation to the soul and body.
A perfect example of what I loathe in modern museums. Lots of wasted space. Huge and confusing layout. Cement walls. Not much to see after walking miles in what could fit into a much smaller better planned layout. I say do not bother to go.
An interesting slant on the traditional museum concept. The exhibits are well laid out and they create a good level of interaction; the collection is however small in scale. The audio guide is a must if you want to fully enjoy the museum: especially if you're a non-french speaker. The staff are very helpful here.
Great place. You can visit the roof top for free and take some coffee or cold drink. It's impressive to look through the building to the see side.
Lovely modernist architecture, really liked the envelope of concrete lace. But poor directions inside the museum, also they are not geared up to the non French speaking public. I could not find what I was looking for.
Great contents about the history of the Mediterranean, but quite confusing as a whole. Same thing for the architecture: I loved the reimagined natural and traditional patterns, but I didn't realize that the fort and the MuCEM were independent and one doesn't give you information about the other. By entering the MuCEM from the fort and the passageway, we basically visited it backwards, with little time to enjoy the most interesting exhibitions at the lower floors.
Very interesting place to visit .....mixing old and new architecture ...... walking around the port will reveal many treasures.....the Art Gallery next door to the Natural History Museum is well worth the visit and like most regional galleries they have good art and not crowded....Arrival by boat always impressive,,,,,
What cool design! Right on the sea! Lovely place to have a tour and see interesting artifacts. Also good place to have a bite or coffee. The place requires a few hours to see everything. I somehow managed to do it within two hours, but I'd recommended having a full afternoon to see things slowly and avoid rushing.
A fantastic mix of old and new. Art, history, architecture and good food too. As there is loads to see a visit can easily take all day. The J4 building is fantastic.
very nice place, well organized. We didn't have the time to see everything but we loved the exhibit about representative Mediterranean cities today and at the start of the Modern Age. Very instructive under many respects.
Interesting place to visit .....mixing old and new architecture ...... walking around the port will reveal many treasures.....the Art Gallery next door to the Natural History Museum is well worth the visit and like most regional galleries they have good art and not crowded....Arrival by boat, if the conditions are right, is impressive.....
Very good permanent collection, but the temporary exhibitions are not as consistently good. The building is amazing in of itself, definitely worth a visit. The rooftop bar is very nice expecially when it's good weather, and reasonably priced.
Didn't go in the museum but walked from the top down. Very interesting architecture. Views along the way very nice
A stunning building. Expect to spend a few hours and while you're there, go up to the roof and enjoy the views of the Atlantic. There is a cafe and restaurant as well. Their art programming is also good.
Amazing architecture. Rather disappointing and superficial exhibition. I expected more, much more from this visit. Fortunately we took a guided tour and the guide made a complete exposé about the place and the exhibition.
The builsing structure itself is an impressive contemporary design. I loved the Ai Wei Wei exhibit, and then relaxing afterwards at the little cafe Le Mole on the roof. The food is a bit pricey but I would recommend buying a soda or espresso and enjoying the views.