Musee d'Histoire de Marseille, Marseille

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The Marseille History Museum is the local historical and archaeological museum of Marseille in France. It was opened in 1983, the first town historical museum in France, to display the major archaeological finds discovered when the site was excavated in 1967 for commercial redevelopment and the construction of the Centre de la Bourse shopping centre. The museum building, which is entered from within the centre, opens onto the "jardin des vestiges", a garden containing the stabilised archaeological remains of classical ramparts, port buildings, a necropolis and so on.
The museum presently contains permanent displays exhibiting the history of Marseille up to the 18th century. Highlights include:
some of the finds from the site itself, including, most famously, the hull of a ship of the 2nd century ; the prehistory of the region round the later city, the Ligures and the Phocaeans, and the development through the Ancient Greek and Roman periods of the port of Massilia; early Christianity ; medieval potters' workshops and the first French manufactory of faience ; the redevelopment of the city under Louis XIV and the construction of the forts Saint-Jean and Saint-Nicolas
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  • Before the end of this exhibition, we visited the History Museum of Marseille. The topic is particularly interesting for Marseille passionate about history.. We have learned the close relationships of characters in our city, the Pastré family, the Charles-Roux family and other illustrious Marseillais who have left their names on the streets, among others a magnificent poster for the company of the maritime Messageries by the famous painter and Illustrator David Dellepiane. The exhibition shows paintings, busts of characters, rare period documents and models. Videos complete this time of visit. To be seen urgently, before 31St March.
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  • Apart from the difficulty of finding the entrance to the Museum when we come from the Belsunce course, this museum is a must in Marseille. Located in the city centre, its rooms are richly equipped and the use of interactive screens divided by periods and themes facilitate their discovery. I stayed there for 2 hours and loved it by learning a lot about the city. In addition my visit was made on the 1st Sunday of the month so well. I didn't pay anything
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  • The artifacts are well below the quality of most good museums. It's as if they acquired the leftovers that other museums with better funding passed on.
  • Considering that ships have been sailing to Marseille for almost 3,000 years, there’s a lot of history to this city. The museum does a good job taking you from very early history to modern times. There are headsets that translate the many videos to English.
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