Office de tourisme et des congrès

Marseille History Museum

The fully renovated Marseille History Museum will cover 6500 m2, making it one of the biggest History Museums in France and Europe.
A stone’s throw from the Vieux-Port (Old Port), the new architecture will recreate a close bond between the city, its museum and the archaeological site.
The buildings will contain a main exhibition in 13 sequences covering 3500 m2, temporary exhibition areas, two workshops for schools, an auditorium with 200 seats, a research centre with a graphic arts agency and a book and gift shop.

A modern and lively museum for all the public

Reconstructions, multimedia, films, children’s trails and ideas for city walks…

Each sequence of the museum trail is based on an especially spectacular or valuable key item which is emblematic of the city, for each historical period. The virtual presence of a witness to history (the sailor and geographer Pytheas, Alexandre Dumas’s hero Edmond Dantès…) help visitors to understand the artefacts on display.



  • 2, rue Henri-Barbusse  13001 Marseille 
T: 04 91 55 36 00

Opening times 
: from Tuesday to Sunday:   from 10 am to 6 pm 

  • closed on Mondays, except for Easter Monday and Pentecost 

  • closed on the following bank holidays: 
1 January, 1 May, 1 November, 25 and 26 December.

Disabled access


  • Metro line 1 - Vieux-Port station     
  • Metro line 2 - Noailles station
  • tramway line 2 - Belsunce Alcazar station