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Mucem, Marseille

Categories: Art Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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3.8/5 based on 2,600+ reviews on the web
Enrich your understanding of European and Mediterranean civilizations at Mucem, which takes an interdisciplinary approach to recounting society throughout the ages. The museum brings together all the disciplines of the social sciences, including anthropology, political science, sociology, history, archaeology, and art history, to examine the foundation of the Mediterranean's rich and diverse past. Displays take a comparative approach when depicting the influencing religions and bordering countries that played a major role in the development of the Mediterranean. A marvel in itself, the building that houses the museum is the work of architect Rudy Ricciotti--deliberately and openly facing the sea. Stop for a bite to eat at the restaurant on the top floor; it has a spectacular terrace with panoramic views of the bay. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Marseille holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mucem and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • A museum that traces the history of our beautiful Mediterranean. A modern hand and historical on the other with the fort Saint-Jean Museum! Beautiful moment spent here. More free on 1st Sunday of the month!
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  • its location, outwardly c is beautiful, beautiful view, thereafter the inside c is a big disappointment
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  • Arriving by the old port and the fort saint Jean, is a great discovery since the fort, well restored, walks that allow a view of the sea, the old port and Mucem is joined by the famous bridge. Very nice architecture, but for my visit a bit disappointed because there is not much inside except the exhibition on Mediterranean cultures in which it has quickly made the rounds. To see even when summer suite heading toward the Cathedral and headquarters of the basket that are close.
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  • A very very impressive gallery. The design is beautiful as is it's location. I managed to catch the Pablo Picasso exhibition, I've been fortunate to have seen a lot of PP's work throughout the world but this was on of the fullest exhibits' i've seen. With costumes, plates, and pottery works he had created. The roof terrace is a lovely place to unwind with an ocean view.
  • The museum is worth visiting if just for its terrace overlooking the sea. God place for a coffee or some drinks. We went when there were very interesting expositions about Jean Genet and another of Picasso's work.
  • What a pity: That museum is supposed to be one of the best in Europe, but it`s definitely not. Today we visited the MADE IN ALGERIA exposition. Honestly: 2016, and we have to watch such a terrible proof of the curators performance. No discussion about the reaction between the Algerian and French people nowadays. What about the still existing conflict? Why not showing the fact, that french schools hided the truth about the french role during the Algerian war until a couple of years? Which problems are they faced with in the society in regard of jobs… The video art works in the exhibition were student applicant level for an art school : Never seen such bad video art in a professional museum. Oh my god !!! 9,50€ for nothing, oh no, for the good view at least!
  • Not only a museum, it's a beautiful place in itself. Well worth the visit for an extraordinary view on the sea. Temporary exhibits are often highly interesting. Free entrance every first Sundays of the month.
  • The last floor is accessible for free! Has a cafeteria with plenty of chaires and "chaise-longues". So you can have a drink enjoying the view at the sea. Just resting without a drink is also possible, especially when the café is about to close
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