Musee d'Histoire de Marseille, Marseille

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web
The Marseille History Museum is the local historical and archaeological museum of Marseille in France. It was opened in 1983, the first town historical museum in France, to display the major archaeological finds discovered when the site was excavated in 1967 for commercial redevelopment and the construction of the Centre de la Bourse shopping centre. The museum building, which is entered from within the centre, opens onto the "jardin des vestiges", a garden containing the stabilised archaeological remains of classical ramparts, port buildings, a necropolis and so on.The museum presently contains permanent displays exhibiting the history of Marseille up to the 18th century. Highlights include: some of the finds from the site itself, including, most famously, the hull of a ship of the 2nd century ; the prehistory of the region round the later city, the Ligures and the Phocaeans, and the development through the Ancient Greek and Roman periods of the port of Massilia; early Christianity ; medieval potters' workshops and the first French manufactory of faience ; the redevelopment of the city under Louis XIV and the construction of the forts Saint-Jean and Saint-Nicolas
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  • Museum on the history of Marseille great interesting for adults and children the last expo on dives and discoveries was great a special note for the showcase with the chain of Saint Exupéry very touching.. well to do it without hesitation
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  • Beautiful light rooms designed in a modern museography. Exciting journey on the birth and growth of a city. A city, probably one of the oldest of France
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  • Very nice with lots of things to see. Evolution of marseille over the time. The temporary exhibition on the memory of the sea is very good.
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