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History museum of Marseille

Museum, Sciences and technology, Arts and culture, Archeological, Local history, Musée de France in Marseille 1er

  • "Oldest town of France with 2 600 years of history, Marseille will open the doors of its new history museum in September, Thursday, September 12, 2013.
    At a few steps from the Old Port, around the ancient port where Marseille was founded by Phocians, the History Museum, with exceptional technology, will present collections unique and previously unpublished 3,500 m2, evidence of a particularly rich past.

  • Archaeological remains.
    The largest fleet of ancient vessels in the world, fully restored and presented to the public for the first time.-Lʼéglise de Malaval of 5th century discovered during archaeological excavations helped to better understand the beginnings of Christianity in Western Europe and to reconstruct the Holy oil manufacture.-La Grotte Cosquer testifies one human occupation in Marseille, long before its foundation in 600 BC. Thousands of paintings and prints adorn this cave,...
    Archaeological remains.
    The largest fleet of ancient vessels in the world, fully restored and presented to the public for the first time.-Lʼéglise de Malaval of 5th century discovered during archaeological excavations helped to better understand the beginnings of Christianity in Western Europe and to reconstruct the Holy oil manufacture.-La Grotte Cosquer testifies one human occupation in Marseille, long before its foundation in 600 BC. Thousands of paintings and prints adorn this cave, inhabited more than 27,000 years ago.

    A Museum without walls.
    Thanks to ultra-modern multimedia tools, the Museum presents history of Marseille, beyond its own borders.A numerical application will allow customers with smartphones or tablets to discover some places and monuments of the city such as HMR were once (antiquity, middle ages...). This technology will provide both historical information and a faithful reconstruction of the site, thanks to augmented reality.

    Until the end of the month of June History Museum entrance ticket allows you to visit the La Marseillaise memorial Saturdays and Sundays at fixed hours and on prior registration.

    Guided tours on permanent collections : first saturday of the month.
    Historic way tour: first sunday of the month.
    Discovery booklet-game " le jeu des petits massaliotes", for children aged 8 to 12.
    The Marseillaise memorial, the museum of the Roman Docks and the memorial of the Death camps ( curretly closed for works) are located on the same routes and are attached to the Marseille History museum.
    Find the museum and its related sites on the Facebook page of the Museum of History.
    Entrance on rue Barbusse.
    The tactile tablets are no longer available, nor the audio guides, nor the doc for children, because of the Covid-19.
    Surface of the permanent exhibition : 1800
    Surface of the temporary exhibition: 150.
    Accessible for disabled
  • Environment

    • Close to a public transportation
    • Subway station < 500 m
  • Spoken languages

Services
  • Activities

    • Temporary exhibition
    • Archeological digs
    • Astronomy
    • Gastronomy
    • Geology
    • Architecture
    • Arts
    • Discovery
    • Engraving
    • History
    • Psychology
    • Religion
  • Equipment

    • Parking
    • Coach parking
    • Book shop
    • Car park
    • Air conditioning
  • Services

    • Wi-fi
    • Shop
    • Guided tours
Rates

Payment methods

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Rates

    Free access for the permanent collections.
    Free access to temporary exhibitions on the first day of the exhibition, the other days are not free.
Openings
  • From January 2, 2021
    until December 31, 2021
  • Monday
    Closed
    -
  • Tuesday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Weekly closure on Mondays, except Easter and Whitsun Mondays. Closed on the following days: January 1, May 1, November 1 and 11 and December 25. The ticket office closes 30 minutes before the museum closes.
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