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Museum Guide for Marseille

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From history to art, anthropology to topography, Marseille has a wealth of museums to keep cultural explorers happy.

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  • History Buff
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Like a Local

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6 Places

Musee d'Histoire de Marseille

History Museums

Mucem

Art Museums, History Museums, Speciality Museums

Musee Grobet-Labadie

Art Museums

Musee des Docks Romains

History Museums

Musee des Beaux-Arts

Historic Sites, Art Museums

Regards de Provence

Speciality Museums

LouGarri's City Tips

  • In France, 15% service is always included in restaurant bills, and no further tip is required. (Locals sometimes leave small change if paying by cash.)
  • While in Marseille be sure to try: Couscous (not the grain but a North African-style berber stew) and Merguez French Fry sandwich (from a food truck).
  • Offering free access to museums and transit, plus various discounts around the city, City Pass is an economical way to discover Marseille at your own pace.
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    Musee d'Histoire de Marseille
    History Museums
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    LouGarri Says:

    Musee d'Histoire de Marseille should be the starting point of any cultural trip to the city. Here you can time travel through the centuries, from the earliest settlement of the Phoenician City (Cite Phoceenne) to futuristic Marseille.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • The museum is free for visitors under 18, and free all Sunday morning until 1pm.
    • Guided tours are available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays; groups need to make a reservation by calling the Tourist Office.
    • Access: Métro line 1 to Station Vieux-Port; Métro line 2 to Station Noailles; Tramway line 2 to Station Belsunce Alcazar.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 284 things to do in Marseille
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Don’t miss the Marseille History Museum 09/08/2018
    • More than you ever wanted to know about Marseille :-) 05/08/2018
    • Musee d'Histoire de Marseille
    Address:
    2 rue Henri Barbusse
    13001 Marseille
    France
    Phone:
    +33 4 91 55 36 00
    Other:
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    Mucem
    Art Museums, History Museums, Speciality Museums
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    LouGarri Says:

    The most recent addition to Marseille's museum scene, MuCEM provides an interesting global outlook on European and Mediterranean civilizations.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Access: Old Port or Joliette Metro station.
    • The museum stays open late on Fridays, until 10pm.
    • Even if you don't visit the museum, you can access the gardens and outdoor spaces for free during opening hours.
    • Admission is free on the first Sunday of every month.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #30 of 284 things to do in Marseille
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fascinating museum in a stunning location 13/08/2018
    • Enter from the fortress bridge 05/08/2018
    • Mucem
    Address:
    1 Esplanade du J4
    7 Prom. Robert Laffont
    13002 Marseille
    France
    Phone:
    +33 4 84 35 13 13
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Other:
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    Musee Grobet-Labadie
    Art Museums
    LouGarri Says:

    Located in a beautiful 19th-century mansion, Musee Grobet-Labadie houses the impressive private collection that once belonged to a family of local bourgeoisie traders. Prepare for 'wow!'

    Good for
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Ongoing renovations are scheduled here, so check online for current opening times.
    • Métro line 1 to Cinq-Avenues Station; Bus 81 to Libération — Espérandieu stop; Tramway to Longchamp Station.
    • Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes before your visit.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #75 of 284 things to do in Marseille
    • Do not go to this place in 2016 22/04/2016
    • A peek into the past. 15/09/2013
    • Musee Grobet-Labadie
    Address:
    Blvd Longchamp
    13001 Marseille
    France
    Phone:
    +33 4 91 62 21 82
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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    Musee des Docks Romains
    History Museums
    LouGarri Says:

    When rebuilding the port area after the Germans destroyed it during World War II, the people of Marseille made an incredible discovery: the remains of a Roman shipping warehouse. Today, Musee des Docks Romains documents the authentic day-to-day port life through a collection of fascinating artifacts, many of them found in shipwrecks.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Entrance is free of charge.
    • Access: Métro line 1 to Station Vieux-Port.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #58 of 284 things to do in Marseille
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A "Must See" in Marseille!! 06/08/2018
    • Interesting little museum if you have the time 21/07/2018
    • Musee des Docks Romains
    Address:
    place Vivaux
    13002 Marseille
    France
    Phone:
    +33 4 91 91 24 62
    Other:
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    Musee des Beaux-Arts
    Historic Sites, Art Museums
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    LouGarri Says:

    Musee des Beaux-Arts displays great works of renowned local artists, including Pierre Puget, the greatest French artist of the Baroque period, and Honoré Daumier, who was well known for his drawings and caricature sculptures. You'll also see several French and Italian Grand Masters here.

    Good for
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Access: Métro line 1 to Station Longchamp; Tram line 2 to Station Longchamp.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #57 of 284 things to do in Marseille
    • Musee des Beaux-Arts Marseille 17/08/2018
    • Nice gardens 13/08/2018
    • Musee des Beaux-Arts
    Address:
    In Palais Longchamp
    on place Bernex
    Marseille
    France
    Phone:
    +33 4 91 14 59 30
    Other:
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    Regards de Provence
    Speciality Museums
    LouGarri Says:

    Over the years, the Regards de Provence Foundation has gradually acquired an important art collection, which today consists of more than 850 works relating in some way to the Southern territory. The themes of the exhibitions often change, but you'll always find a great selection of pieces on display in the exhibition halls.

    Good for
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Access: Metro Line 1 to Station Vieux Port/Hôtel de Ville; Metro Line 2 to Station Joliette.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #38 of 284 things to do in Marseille
    • Art with a difference 01/06/2018
    • a beautiful exhibit that I truly appreciate, nice restaurant as well 03/03/2018
    • Regards de Provence
    Address:
    Rue Vaudoyer
    13002 Marseille
    France
    Phone:
    +33 4 96 17 40 40
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Other:
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