A lively and attractive tour

The Marseille History Museum

The lively and attractive tour of the Museum makes it possible to discover 26 centuries of existence of the oldest city in France thanks to 4,000 exhibits on display and a hundred multimedia devices.

Background image: Roman wreck of the Bourse, second half of the 2nd century AD/ Credits: Roland Carta Architects/ Studio Adeline Rispal/Photography Serge Demailly

Visiting the Museum: practical information

Other Museums and memorials of the Historical Path

Salle de lecture - Centre de documentation du musée d'Histoire


Fully renovated, the centre allows the public to (re)discover a location of essential resources for the curious who love to learn more and all enthusiasts of the history of Marseilles and its region.

The Documentation Centre of the History Museum of Marseilles offers:

  • A well-stocked library accessible to all audiences
  • An audiovisual catalogue of more than 600 titles
  •  Graphic art collections

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Œuvre symbolique de Jean-Marc Bourry représentant la déchéance humaine face à "la Menace de la barbarie"


The Death Camps Memorial is located between Fort Saint-Jean and the church of Saint-Laurent

Currently closed to the public, a renovation and upgrading project is under way that aims to incorporate it as a full component of the historical journey.

Its subject will be extended to the Second World War in Marseilles.

Entrepôt des docks à l'époque romaine


This exceptional remnant of a Roman warehouse evokes the port activity of Marseilles between the 6th century BC and the 4th century AD.

The actual vocation of the city as a transit port is evidenced by the objects on show, the fruit of underwater archaeological research: amphora, elements of superstructure, everyday objects etc.

Practical information

28, Place Vivaux – 13002 Marseille

Tel: (+33) 04 91 91 24 62 or (+33) 04 91 55 36 00

Open Tuesday to Sunday

Closed on Mondays (except Easter Monday and Whitsun), 1 January, 1 May, 1 November, 25-26 December

Opening hours: from 9:30am to 6pm

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Mémorial de la Marseillaise, rue Thubaneau


The history of La Marseillaise, the revolutionary song sung by the united people (‘fédérés) of Marseilles during their journey to Paris in 1792, had never been emphasized by the City of Marseilles. This has now been done with the restoration of the "Club des Jacobins" and the establishment of a presentation tour tracing its history.

Visiting terms:

Tuesday and Friday at 10am and 2pm: Schools, play centres, public from the social sphere, guided tours with reservation on 04 91 55 36 00

Tuesday and Friday at 10.30am and 3pm: Individual public (without reservation, free visit).

Go beforehand to the History Museum of Marseilles to purchase tickets from 10am onwards. Departure from the History Museum of Marseilles.

Mémorial de la Marseillaise, 23-25 rue Thubaneau (13001)

The Memorial to la Marseillaise : a little bit of history

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