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Musee des Docks Romains

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Neighbourhood: Hôtel de Ville
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Address: place Vivaux, 13002 Marseille, France
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The ruins of an ancient Roman warehouse have been preserved in the form of...

The ruins of an ancient Roman warehouse have been preserved in the form of a museum.

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Interesting little museum

There's not a lot to see here, it's mostly the remains of a Roman warehouse with some other finds, but it's free and I found the artifacts fascinating. Originally uncovered during... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

There's not a lot to see here, it's mostly the remains of a Roman warehouse with some other finds, but it's free and I found the artifacts fascinating. Originally uncovered during building works, the middle of the room is a large number of huge, in situ amphoras with smaller amphoras, anchors, statues and even an uncovered boat in the rest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Ignore the modern building pictures. The museum is in the basement of a building a block from the old harbor. It's in the basement because that's where the warehouse was, with large amphora buried in the ground. I love Roman history so I loved this small museum. If you are just checking off a tourist list and don't love the... More 

Thank Timothy W
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

The phots are of the conference centre next to the Mucem. If you find this building you can go to the Mediterranean view for free.

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Wimborne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Well, maybe it's not free every day (?) but it certainly was on the Saturday we went. This is a small museum showing part of the Roman docks/warehouse, discovered after the Germans blew up a large part of the old Panier district. It's just behind the west side of the Vieux Port and is signposted (though not all that well).... More 

Thank Geoffy
Carhaix-Plouguer, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Again another FREE attraction! Its only a small place but atmospheric and full of artifacts from the time when Marseille was part of Gaul and the Roman Empire. It is very informative and shows exactly what the docks and port were like two thousand years ago. Fairly recently the old Roman Docks were discovered and there were many very large... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Just by the side of the MUCEM. A beautiful building with great engineering solutions, if you are nearby take a look.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Off the beaten path but not far from the mainstream of the Old Port. This is a fine exhibit of the findings of ancien Roman warehouse storage as used in the port city. Giant vessels held olive oil and other goods for transport as these arrived from boats. Most of the information is in French though. If I recall the... More 

Thank Delta_Travelin_man
Marseille, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

Just behind the "Vieux Port", the old port of Marseille, it is very interesting and instructing to visit this Museum. Before or after a nice meal, before or after coffee, do not hesitate to "go for it"! You will learn a lot about the old port and how oil and wine were stocked before making long sea trips...

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Soham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

The core of this small museum is a section of the Roman harbour and warehouses that were excavated, preserved and put on display to the public in 1963. It was basically a storage area for olive oil, and you can see the pits that were occupied by giant amphorae - one has been fully reconstructed and there are parts of... More 

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

This is wonderful what I saw of it as I was running out of time half way round ! The whole area needs a day to view

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