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Marseille museums

  • Musée d'Histoire Naturelle


    Palais Longchamp, 140 Boulevard Longchamp, 13004 Marseille, France, FR
    Situated in the Palais Longchamp, Marseille's Natural History Museum features an spectacular and diverse collection of artifacts from the natural world. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, winter - 10:00 to 17:00; summer - 11:00 to 18:00; closed on public holidays
    Admission: charge

  • Musée d'Archéologie Méditerranéenne


    Centre Vieille Charité, 2 Rue de la Charité, 13002 Marseille, France, FR
    Tel: +33 (0)491 14 58 80
    Housed within the Centre de Vieille Charité, this museum boasts a number of outstanding artefacts, including some beautiful pottery and glass. The museum's Egyptian collection is particularly notable. Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, October to March - 10:00 to 17:00; April to September - 11:00 to 18:00.
    Admission: charge

  • Musée de la Marine et de l'Economie


    Palais de la Bourse, 9 La Canebière, 13001 Marseille, France, FR
    Tel: +33 (0)491 39 3333
    This museum dedicated to the city's seafaring commercial past is fittingly housed within its impressive neoclassical Stock Exchange building. Paintings, engravings and models of ships depict Marseille's strong ties with the sea, including trade, life in port and its maritime history.
    Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 10:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 18:00; closed public holidays
    Admission: charge

  • Marseille Museums: Musée de la Mode


    11 La Canebière, 13001 Marseille, France, FR
    Tel: +33 (0)4 96 170 600
    Dedicated to the glamorous world of French fashion, this museum looks at changing fashion trends and the famous fashion houses that have helped create them. Over 2,000 fashion-related exhibits are housed within the impressive Espace Mode Méditerranée.
    Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 10:00 to 19:00
    Admission: charge

  • Musée du Santon


    47 Rue Neuve-Sainte-Catherine, 13007 Marseille, France, FR
    Tel: +33 (0)491 54 2658
    A private collection of nearly 1,000 exhibits illustrates the role that santons - or tiny, carved traditional figurines - have played in the history of Marseille and the Provençal region.
    Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00
    Admission: free

  • Musée du Vieux Marseille


    Rue de la Prison, 13002 Marseille, France, FR
    Tel: +33 (0)491 55 2868
    The Musée du Vieux Marseille is a museum of local history and located within the Maison Diamantée, a rather fine 17th-century building in the old district. Exhibits within the museum help visitors to envisage for themselves daily life and traditions in the area from the 17th century onwards.
    Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, winter - 10:00 to 17:00; summer - 11:00 to 18:00
    Admission: free

  • Musée des Docks Romains


    Place Vivaux, 13002 Marseille, France, FR
    Tel: +33 (0)491 91 2462
    The remains of Marseille's ancient Roman port only came to light thanks to a chance discovery when the area was being redeveloped. On display today is a vast collection of evidence that Marseille was at the heart of ancient commercial activity, including examples of objects that were once traded. On display too is wreckage that has been raised from the harbour.
    Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, winter - 10:00 to 17:00; summer - 11:00 to 18:00; closed public holidays
    Admission: charge.



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