We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology (Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne)

2 rue de la Charite | Centre de la Vieille Charité, le Panier, Marseille, France
+33 4 91 14 58 80
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Marseille City Pass
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
2 rue de la Charite | Centre de la Vieille Charité, le Panier, Marseille, France
+33 4 91 14 58 80
Write a Review
Reviews (196)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 196 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum of modern mediterranean archaeology has a style to the building that reminds me entirely of a grecian design like the colliseum

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The building tells the story of the founding of Marseilles and how the immigrants fleeing war in their countries were met and to a degree accommodated. There appears to be lots of space for exhibits or non-profit organizations and is a work in progress, still...More

Thank bbon2ur
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I was very surprised to see how big their collection is. A must see in Marseilles. Well presented and very interesting. Sadly no English text, only French, which was a bit frustrating. Also, none of the staff spoke English when I wanted to ask about...More

Thank mikaboo
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Well presented, rich, interesting... Gives a good idea of ancient times. Had to rush through part of the museum because closing time was drawing near

Thank Mops51
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This museum is near the old port harbor and we found a way to reach it with our stroller without a lot of stairs to navigate. The interior courtyard provided a reprieve from the cold breeze and we found ourselves actually shedding a few layers...More

2  Thank Autumn W
Reviewed 25 December 2016

The collections of the Museum aren't the most interesting in France but it might be worth a visit with kids. And "Le Musée d'archéologie méditerranéenne" is located in "La Vieille Charité" which is a former hospital located in one of the most interesting part of...More

Thank FFlyerCDG
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was a highlight of the trip to Marseilles! Great exhibits and an easy to follow plan. All of the staff were charming and so helpful. A must do when in the city!

1  Thank ChrisB090
Reviewed 18 September 2016

great historical narrative given by our guide during a visit of this museum on our walking tour. The church in the middle of the complex was especially enjoyable, but no flash on the camera was allowed

Thank GinnyKelowna
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The Mediterranean Archaeology Museum is housed in a historic Baroque complex called Vieille Charité and is located in The Panier district off the Vieux Port. It was formerly a poorhouse and then an orphanage throughout its (4) century history. Children were found jobs, as time...More

Thank BLS_65
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Marseille France was last stop on Costa Crociere Mediterranean cruise- found the port and people of France especially nice- did not notice any rudeness towards Americans- tried to be respectful to everyone and this was an amazing place to walk around for a few hours...More

Thank Davedog14
Nearby Restaurants
Au Coeur du Panier
558 reviews
.12 km away
Ahwash Concept Store
67 reviews
.15 km away
Entre Terre et Mer
52 reviews
.13 km away
Chez Etienne
448 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Panier
2,118 reviews
.16 km away
Cathedrale de la Major
1,402 reviews
.26 km away
Centre de la Vieille Charite
176 reviews
.03 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Museum of Mediterranean Archaeology (Musee d'Archeologie Mediterraneenne) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines