The best museums in Marseille in 2022

These are the top 20 best museums in Marseille, France, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Marseille:

  1. Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée1

    Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée

    Marseille
    The MuCEM - Musée des Civilisations de l'Europe et de la Méditerranée (The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations) is a national museum in Marseille that is dedicated to European and Mediterranean civilisations. The museum is located at the entrance of the harbour, next to the 17th-centu
  2. Fort Saint-Jean2

    Fort Saint-Jean

    Marseille
  3. Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology3

    Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology

    Marseille
    The Musée d'archéologie méditerranéenne (Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology) is a museum in Marseille that is dedicated to the art of civilizations around the Mediterranean. The museum holds a collection of objects related to Egypt that is the largest in France after the Louvre in Paris. Besides th
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  5. Musée d'histoire de Marseille4

    Musée d'histoire de Marseille

    Marseille
    The Musée d'Histoire de Marseille (Marseille History Museum) is the local historical and archaeological museum of Marseille. The museum holds a collection of archaeological finds discovered when the site it is located on was excavated and other archaeological objects related to the history of Marsei
  6. Villa Méditerrannée5

    Villa Méditerrannée

    Marseille
    The Villa Méditerranée is a public building located in Marseille on the J4 esplanade. The building houses conferences, meetings and exhibitions. It is designed by Italian architect Stefano Boeri.
  7. Musée Regards de Provence6

    Musée Regards de Provence

    Marseille
    Musée Regards de Provence is a museum in Marseille that holds a collection of 850 works of art from the modern era to the present, brought together to enhance the artistic and cultural heritage of Marseille, the Provence and the Mediterranean. The museum holds works by artists such as: Pierre Ambrog
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  9. Musée des Beaux-arts de Marseille7

    Musée des Beaux-arts de Marseille

    Marseille
    The Musée des beaux-arts de Marseille is an art museum in Marseille that is housed in the right wing of the Palais Longchamp that was built by the architect Henri-Jacques Espérandieu between 1862 and 1869. The museum holds a collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings from the 16th to the 19th
  10. Musée Cantini8

    Musée Cantini

    Marseille
    Musée Cantini (The Cantini Museum) is an art museum in Marseille that is mostly dedicated to paintings from the first half of the 20th century. Musée Cantini holds one of the largest collections of art from the 1900-1960 period. The colleciton includes works by Charles Camoin, Raoul Dufy, Albert Gle
  11. Musée des Docks Romains9

    Musée des Docks Romains

    Marseille
    The Musée des Docks Romains (The museum of Roman docks) is a museum in Marseille, displays 'in situ' the remains of one of the few known Roman commercial warehouses in the world. The Museum illustrates the port activity of Marseille and features large storage vases or dolia preserved in situ that sh
  12. Musée des Arts décoratifs, de la Faïence et de la Mode10

    Musée des Arts décoratifs, de la Faïence et de la Mode

    Marseille
    Musée des Arts décoratifs, de la Faïence et de la Mode (The Museum of Decorative Arts, Earthenware and Fashion) is a museum in Marseille that is housed in Château Borély. The musuem holds a collection that is displayed of 2,500 works, including furniture, ceramics, glasses, tapestries, works of art,
  13. Musée Grobet-Labadié11

    Musée Grobet-Labadié

    Marseille
    The Musée Grobet-Labadié is a museum in Marseille that is housed in a 19th-century hôtel particulier owned by the wealthy family whose collection it displays. The mansion was built for Alexandre Labadié (1814-1892) who was a rich industrialist and merchant.
  14. Musée du Terroir Marseillais12

    Musée du Terroir Marseillais

    Marseille
    The Musée du terroir marseillais (Museum of Terroir Marseillais) is a museum of arts and popular traditions located in Château Gombert in Marseille. The museum holds collections that are presented in eight renaissance-style rooms, including costumes, furniture, utensils, musical instruments, cribs a
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  16. Musée de la Marine et de l’Economie13

    Musée de la Marine et de l’Economie

    Marseille
    Musée de la Marine et de l’Economie is a small museum in Marseille, housed in the building of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Marseille. The museum holds a collection of paintings and documents that illustrate the time when Marseille was the main port of France.
  17. Musée des arts africains, océaniens et amérindiens14

    Musée des arts africains, océaniens et amérindiens

    Marseille
    Musée des arts africains, océaniens et amérindiens (The Museum of African, Oceanic and Native American Art), is a museum in Marseille that is located on the second floor of the Vieille Charité. The museum presents works exclusively from the African, Oceanian and Native American continents.
  18. Musee d'Histoire Naturelle15

    Musee d'Histoire Naturelle

    Marseille
    The Muséum d’histoire naturel de Marseille (the Natural History Museum of Marseille), is a natural history museum in Marseille that is housed in the Palais Longchamp. It holds a colleciton of around 83,000 zoological specimens, 200,000 botanical specimens, 81,000 fossils, and 8,000 mineral specimens
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    Memorial De La Marseillaise

    Marseille
    The Mémorial de la Marseillaise celebrates France's revolutionary national anthem called 'the Marseillaise'. It is housed in a house built in 1681, this old house is a former indoor ball court and a Turkish bath house until the mid 1970s. The exhibits of the museum are mostly related to the history
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    Musée de la Boule Bleue

    Marseille
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    Observatoire de Marseille

    Marseille
    Observatoire de Marseille (The Marseille Observatory) is a professional astronomical observatory located in Marseille, whose origin dates back to the beginning of the 18th century. The 80 cm telescope by Léon Foucault is the highlight of the instrumental heritage of the Marseille Observatory. A perm
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    Le Musée de la Moto

    Marseille
    Le Musée de la Moto in Marseille (Museum of the Moto of Marseille) is housed in old restored mill that is dedicated to the history of the motorcycle, from its origin in 1885, to the present day. The museum is chronologically divided into 4 floors that illustrate the evolution of technology over a c
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    Frac Paca

    Marseille
    Frac Paca is an art museum/centre in Marseille that is devoted to the collect modern art from the region, display it and educate its visitors. Frac Paca covers a period from the 1960s and 1970s onwards from Nice to Marseille and the Mediterranean basin, but also includes some international art from

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