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Marseille Soap Museum

Museum, Sciences and technology, Private museum in Marseille 15ème

  • The Marseille soap museum offers a unique tour inside the Savonnerie du midi factory

  • Discover a museal area opened in decembre.This comes from an educational, regional and touristic will !

    This walk has been created by one of the oldest soap factory of the region. You can discover how the Marseille soap was created, its traditional manufacturing process. its former uses, its regional rootedness, its industrial background. One of the most beautiful collection of Marseille soap is displayed.
    This collection belongs to Josette and Vittorio Quittard, two people...
    Discover a museal area opened in decembre.This comes from an educational, regional and touristic will !

    This walk has been created by one of the oldest soap factory of the region. You can discover how the Marseille soap was created, its traditional manufacturing process. its former uses, its regional rootedness, its industrial background. One of the most beautiful collection of Marseille soap is displayed.
    This collection belongs to Josette and Vittorio Quittard, two people from Marseille who have been passionate about Marseille soap for years. Indeed, they made two movies, wrote a book and created 93 exhibitions.

    Photographies, tanks, former soaps, advertisments, boxwood stamps, washing boards bearters...Total of nearly objects of all kinds are on display in three areas.

    Built in the cauldrons area,, this is the very heart of the factory, the museum gives also the opportunity to discover the saponification process and a complete tour of the visit in order to better understand the different stages of the famous "made in Marseille".

    Mandatory reservations
    For individuals on wednesdays and saturdays at 10.30 am
    and during holidays: tuesdays, wednesdays and thursdays at 10.30 am

    For groups ( more than 10 people) from monday to thursday from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm and friday from 10.30 to 4.30.
    Permanent surface exhibition : 285.
    Accessible for disabled
  • Environment

    • Town location
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Bus stop < 500 m
  • Spoken languages

    • English
Services
  • Accessibility

    • Even flooring with no obstacles
    • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 20 m from the site
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
    • Doors >=77 cm wide
    • Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
    • Internal doors with easy openings
    • Lift (80 x 130 cm) and door >= 77 cm
  • Activities

    • Activity
    • Discovery
  • Services

    • Guided tours
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Payment methods

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
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