Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, Marseille

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Enrich your understanding of European and Mediterranean civilizations at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, 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. Using our online itinerary creator, Marseille attractions like Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Seems like a compound of old buildings. Nice enough to stroll around for a bit, but for all the hype there wasn't much acutal activity. There was an exhibition on the history of (I think) jogging...  more »
  • A great building that gives you magnifique views especially on the connecting bridges,its alos used ofr expo thus has a lot new things to be discovered during the expos! Its location is really idead.....  more »
  • nothing more than some photos in the area...i was here early the morning and because i stay only 2 days i can't re-visit other time. So the muceum it was not open 08.30 and some repairs in the area...  more »
  • Extremely huge place with excellent facilities. Will need almost 3 hrs to explore completely. Beautiful place with no of sitting and relaxing area. Also have a bar and a cafe. Fort is nice. And the best part is that it has free entry. Which is just shocking as it is really well maintained
  • Meow. This was a lovely complex to walk around. I thought it would have more educational permanent exhibitions, but it was only walking around on the grounds. That’s free. The temporary exhibitions are paid for and there were 4 on when we visited today. The new building is interesting. Nice they’re planting edible gardens so it’s a living space rather than a relic. Lots of public free spaces for people to relax and eat their own food.
  • Usually the intro of an exhibition is provided in English... Most of parts are in French only, including the permanent exhibition... There are arrows indicating the way to the next exhibition and once you reach the entrance, it turns out it is not open yet. I mean, who needs arrows in November if an exhibition opens in January? Also, school groups running and shouting and the staff is unwilling to do anything about it... The building is enormous and exhibitions' size inadequate. You can easily access the fort, free of charge... museum itself is not worth 9€
  • I was so excited to see this MuCEM and it did not disappoint. The whole MuCEM grounds are a great place to just walk around. The different levels of outside you can walk around the building. The rooftop is amazing. It has great views and a restaurant. One of the coolest things is that on the rooftop there is a sky bridge that connects you to a castle with great views along the way.
  • Awesome Museum. The new building is very impressive, just walking up on the outside with the play of light and shade is a pleasure. The exhibitions were very interesting and well curated, the atmosphere relaxed, friendly and comfortable. It's neither too loud nor too crowded and very pleasant temperature in summer. Views from the roof are spectacular. I spent a whole day there without getting bored or tired.

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