Marseille History Museum (Musee d'Histoire) Tours

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Following extensive renovations back in 2013, the Marseille History Museum is now one of the largest history museums in Europe and it’s a fitting homage to France’s oldest city, showcasing a fascinating array of archaeological finds. Exploring the interactive exhibitions and multi-media displays, visitors can follow the evolution of Marseille from its founding by the Greeks back in 600BC, to the early Christian settlers, through to medieval times and the redevelopment of the city under Louis XIV.

Notable highlights include an impressively preserved 3rd-century Roman cargo boat, a remarkable collection of 13th century pottery and a series of architectural works by Pierre Puget. Also worth a visit is the open-air Jardin des Vestiges, which displays excavated remains, including a paved Roman Toad, necropolis and antique Greek walls.

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The Marseille History Museum is located in central Marseille, close to the Vieux-Port and is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Admission is €5.
Address: Centre Bourse, 2 Rue Henri Barbusse, Marseille 13001, France
Hours: Tues-Sun 10am-6pm
Admission: €5
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Marseille City Pass

Build your own custom (and cost-efficient!) tour of Marseille’s best cultural attractions with the Marseille City Pass!  With your single-day or multi-day pass, visit museums, castles, basilicas and more! With unlimited access to Marseille’s metro transport system and free entry to more than a dozen attractions in and around town, the all-inclusive Marseille City Pass offers something for every visitor.
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