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Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (Le Mucem)
The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (Le Mucem)—or Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée, in French—is a national museum in Marseille, France. It was inaugurated in 2013, the same year Marseille was designated as the ‘European Capital of Culture,’ and is dedicated to showcasing the multifaceted history of the Mediterranean and its different landscapes, cities, and shores.

The museum is built on reclaimed land at the entrance to Marseille’s harbour. Its exhibits are devoted to European and Mediterranean civilizations in the Mediterranean basin, taking an interdisciplinary approach to presenting the different societies who have called this area home throughout the ages and in modern times. It is the first museum in the world to focus entirely on the cultures of the Mediterranean, and it includes all the social sciences: anthropology, political science, sociology, history, archaeology, and art history. In addition to the Mucem’s permanent collections, there are also rotating temporary exhibitions and seminars, feature films and documentaries, and performances focusing on the Mediterranean’s current affairs.

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MuCEM is easily accessible by public transit or by car. By metro (and a 10-minute walk), you can take Line 1 (station Vieux-Port) or Line 2 (Station Joliette). By tramway (and a 10- to 15-minute walk), take tram T2 (stop: République/Dames or Joliette). Bus lines to the MuCEM: Lines 82/82s, 60, and 49. There is a 24-hour paid parking lot at Vieux-Port/Fort Saint-Jean, and Mobi Métropole offers a door-to-door transport service for people with disabilities.
Address: 7, Promenade Robert Laffont (Esplanade du J4), Marseille 13213, France
Hours: Every day except Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. in summer and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. in winter. Open Fridays in the summer until 10 p.m.
Admission: 8 €; Family ticket 12 € (valid for 2 adults and up to 5 children)
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Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations (Le Mucem) hours of operation: Every day except Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. in summer and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. in winter. Open Fridays in the summer until 10 p.m.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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