Marseille is one of my favorite places in France. My father has a house in France therefore I am coming to France since I was a kid but I had been always going to North of France or Paris. But with my partner as he...More
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The history museum of Marseille is deceptively large and attached to a mall. You would never know from the outside that there is so much to see. The exhibits are arranged by date so you effectively travel through time beginning 600BC through 1950AD. There are...More
Not large, two hours is plenty. Interesting special exhibition on the sea was very well done, mostly also in English. The main section of the museum has much to do with Roman times, ships, pottery etc...brilliantly done.
Museum of the History of Marseille is located adjacent to the Vieux Port. This is a remarkable collection, obviously underpinned by highly sophisticated and competent research. For a casual visitor interested in Marseille and Mediterranean history, more than a couple of hours should be set...More
As the title suggests, this "modern" museum takes you from pre history up to 1950. Great dioramas, varied displays, excellent for the younger set. Ancient Roman ruins just outside.
Very modern and well positioned museum in Marseille overlooking the port and great for photo opportunities. Popular with locals and residents. Never too crowded or busy and just nice to walk around.
We visited this Museum during a long weekend in Marseille and were very impressed. We used the English headsets which provided a wealth of information. Marseille has so much history and there are dozens of artifacts in the Museum to enjoy. It was even free...More
Another superbly curated museum with loads of interesting exhibits based on the archaelogical excavations and submarine finding about the early history of Marseille. The audioguide in English had various mysterious silences. There was a fabulous temporary exhibition entitled Mer which featured lots of underwater sequences...More
We spent a few winter days in Marseille, and because the weather was cold and wet, spent most of our time in museums. I thought the history museum was the best museum we saw in town, and by far the cheapest as well! We talked...More
A great story to tell does not necessarily make a great museum. Neither do computer-based displays, even when they work (a few actually did work). A great location, at the very point where it all began, just helps a little. Marseille, when the Greeks (the...More