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Address: Byrsa Hill, Carthage 2016, Tunisia
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1/34 10 77

This museum presents artifacts from two thousand years ago, when Carthage...

This museum presents artifacts from two thousand years ago, when Carthage competed with Rome for military and cultural dominance. The Romans burned and pillaged the Phoenician city in 146 BC.

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Full-Day Tour of Carthage, Sidi Bou Said and Bardo Museum from Tunis

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Nice museum

Small museum, surrounded by some of the ruins. Some, but not all, descriptions in English. Much more in French. As this is included in the entry fee to all the Carthage ruins... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emily M
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United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small museum, surrounded by some of the ruins. Some, but not all, descriptions in English. Much more in French. As this is included in the entry fee to all the Carthage ruins, worth a visit. Clean bathrooms in the same building.

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Surrey, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this museum but thought it was too small a museum for such a big city as Carthage was. Loved the baby bottles.

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

An open ground of history. A museum full of mosaics and Roman and Phoenician statues, buildings. Bi lingual and even trilingual guides. Just a step away from the basilique St Augustin, the 5 star hotel La villa Didon, the train station that takes you to downtown Tunis or Sidi BouSseed and La Marsa. This area is lovely for walks from... More 

Thank Aschraaf B
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This museum is not massive (a good thing in my opinion) but really gets you up close and personal with the ruins of Carthage. There was a man on site who had been there for 40 years- he gave us a walking tour (in English), pointing various points of interest and even condensing centuries of history into his talk. Both... More 

Thank catatonia_10
Grenoble, France
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Reviewed 26 January 2017

The museum has a large collection of old historic statues, coins, weapons, and other great stuff for the old civilizations. it's worth the visit.

Thank RadiaAli
Hastings, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit. You can get a card for all five historic sites in carthage for only ten dinar. There are plenty of clean toilets. A nice little souvenir shop abd basic cafe. Little market stalls outside entrance. Fabulous views over tunis. From sousse you can get the louage for ten dinar each way it takes... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

On self guided tour of ruins and area. Read in tour book that it was worth a peek. It is. Cost is 10dinar and the area is well signed. Guides are available for donation. Good display of various artifacts of different cultures that occupied area.

Thank Ali_law71
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Reviewed 19 March 2016

I have visited this Museum many times and you can find all Tunisian history in there. You should give it a try.

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Reviewed 2 March 2016

Included in many tours, or accessible by taxi from Tunis, this is a place I would recommend to anyone interested in ancient ruins. I have visited this site on 3 occasions and I would go again. Wonderful views over the gulf of Tunis, fabulous displays. There are other sites connected to this area - the baths and more.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 15 January 2016

There's some pretty cool mosaics here, but if you're mosaic-ed out, I'd recommend skipping...BUT. Do go to the grounds--from the outside of the museum you get AMAZING views of the city! Also, the parking lot is full of souvenir vendors. If you're looking for Carthage souvenirs, this is your bet.

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