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Musee National de la Marine

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A nice small and informative museum.

France has a proud naval history and this museum showcases it well. A smallish museum which is very... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Well presented fascinating history

So much to see in this marvellous museum I had to go back a second time to see it all. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Wales, United Kingdom
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Place Monsenergue | Quai de Norfolk, 83000 Toulon, France
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

you would think a great maritime nation would honour their history in this port, the Portsmouth of France but no, it has the style of a 1970s museum - flat, stiff and dull I love maritime history and I was disappointed by this poor showing

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marcus186300
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

The national marine museum celebrates French naval history, centered in Toulon. Most notably, the remaining French fleet was scuttled by the French navy in Toulon harbor in World War II rather then turning it over to the Nazis.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

France has a proud naval history and this museum showcases it well. A smallish museum which is very well guided with an audio guide. Without one you will be in trouble unless you read French

Date of experience: September 2018
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webmaster m, Médiatrice culturelle at Musee National de la Marine, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

Hello, It's a pleasure to read your commentary, thank you ! Sincerely yours, The Maritime museum team

Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

So much to see in this marvellous museum I had to go back a second time to see it all. Lots of extraordinary, traditional exhibits with meaningful explanations provided by the multilingual information devices. Very pleasant atmosphere and extremely educational and informative. The gift shop...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Caramac2018
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Very old fashioned typical museum. A must to see if you wish to understand the harbour and its history.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank RDWilde
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The entrance fee is very reasonable and includes an audio tour which is very detailed. You then follow the 'yellow submarines' around the museum and play the audio as indicated. It works its way up through the history of ship building to the modern day...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Visited this with friends during a visit to Toulon. Museum is well laid out with some magnificent old and new models. Displays are in French, English and German and the free audio guide adds a greater dimension to the history.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank GSAJ
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Interesting museum that informs about the city and the role of the navy throughout the centuries. Most important information is written in french, english and spanish. Free audioguides in several languages.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank 791LindaS
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Rich museum. Many things to see about Marine History. A Good plan for windy or rainy days in Toulon.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank JD M
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

This was the most interesting naval museum I've visited. The audio guide makes for much more info to be accessible giving historic as well as modern info. Very well arranged.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank NielG_13
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