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  • Address: 7, Promenade Robert Laffont (Esplanade du J4), Marseille, France 13213
  • 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)
The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations (MuCEM; Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée) 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 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.

Practical Info

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.

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MUCEM and Fort Saint Jean Skip the Line Ticket, Marseille, null
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MUCEM and Fort Saint Jean Skip the Line Ticket

Enjoy a skip-the-line ticket to visit Marseille emblematic museum. Your ticket gives you access to both sites: the architectural J4 building and the Fort ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 1 to 3 hrs

From USD $11.29
Marseille City Pass, Marseille, Museum Tickets & Passes
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Marseille City Pass

4 star rating: Recommended 36 Reviews

As a tourist and cultural passport, the Marseille City Pass is valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours. This pass is dedicated to individual visitors who wish to discover ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 24, 48 or 72 hours

From USD $30.91
Cassis and Marseille Small-Group Tour from Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence, Sightseeing Passes
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Cassis and Marseille Small-Group Tour from Aix-en-Provence

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Discover Cassis, the small Saint-Tropez of Provence, famous for its calanques (inlets) and listed by UNESCO, on your small-group tour from Aix-en-Provence. You ...  Read more

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $116.51
Small-Group Marseille Panoramic Tour from Aix-en-Provence, Aix-en-Provence, Day Trips
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Small-Group Marseille Panoramic Tour from Aix-en-Provence

Enjoy a half-day tour to discover Marseille from Aix-en-Provence.

Location: Aix-en-Provence, France
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.33
Colorbus Marseille Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour, Marseille, Half-day Tours
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Colorbus Marseille Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

A hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Marseille is a great way to get a flavor of this beautiful french city steeped in history. tour the Vieux-Port and soak up ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 1 to 2 days

From USD $22.59
Historical Center Walking Tour of Marseille, Marseille, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Historical Center Walking Tour of Marseille

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Explore the legendary foundation of Marseille on this walking tour of the city. You will travel through the centuries to meet the Greek city, then the Roman, ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $29.72
Small-Group Marseille Walking Tour including a Glass of Wine, Marseille, Walking Tours
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Small-Group Marseille Walking Tour including a Glass of Wine

Enjoy a guided walking tour of Marseille in le Panier "old town" and MUCEM "new town" in a small-group. Walk along the old port, discover the ...  Read more

Location: Marseille, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.44

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