Museums in Marseille
Marseille is a large port city in France. He is not inferior to Paris in beauty and size. For relaxation, it has everything: sandy beaches, the Mediterranean climate, a fish market, sailing. But you can not beg the significance and fame of the historical monuments of Marseille. Among them are magnificent cathedrals, magnificent palaces, castles covered in secrets and, of course, museums. But museums in the city are not a dry collection of artifacts of antiquity, they are living houses that write the history of Marseilles from the evolution of the political system to the development of fashion and fine arts. It is not for nothing that since 1991 Marseille was awarded the French Ministry of Culture with the Badge of Honor “City of Arts
and History”. Let us dwell on the significant, interesting museums of the French city so that tourists who come here can navigate in the vast sea of historical monuments of Marseille. City History Museum A museum is located near the Garden of Ruins. His collections tell the history of the city from its foundation to the present. The halls are arranged according to the epochs that reigned in Marseille: the hall of ancient Greek, ancient Roman, early Christianity, the Middle Ages and the hall of modernity. The museum has unique artifacts: the remains of a Roman ship and boats of the ancient Greeks, wrecked off the coast of Marseille. It boasts household items, funeral urns found in the Garden of Ruins. The exposition is supplemented by a library with publications telling about the history of the city. The museum arose simply to the point of banality. Behind the Ruin Garden, they decided to increase the mall. During construction, discovered a huge number of unique finds. And the building under construction in 1983 turns into a museum. It consists of 2 parts: the museum exposition and the Garden of Ruins. The first part is divided into 13 sections that reflect a specific time period. All stages of city development are presented. Collections delight with diverse ancient exhibits, telling about different moments of the city. You can go to the Marseilles History House by metro. Get to Colbert Station or Vieux-Port Hotel de Ville. The museum welcomes guests on any day of the week, except Mondays, from 10:00 to 18:00. For the ticket you will have to pay only 5 euros, and on Sunday until 13:00 admission is free. Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations From the Mediterranean began the settlement of Europe by people, the emergence of two world religions, the spread of writing, crafts, literature, education, art in Europe, it is called the “cradle of mankind.” The appearance in 2013 of the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations is a natural phenomenon in the world; it is the only one. Its exposition included several large collections that are located in three buildings. The main part of the meeting was moved to the rebuilt ship pier J4. This part is called the “Mediterranean Gallery”. It tells about the early civilizations, talks about the emergence of Christianity, Islam and Judaism, sets out the history of the emergence of the state, the history of navigation. To “settle” the second part of the collection, rebuild the fort of St. Jean. A beautiful addition to the building was the park surrounding it. This part is called “Rest Time”. Three sections (“Periods of Life”, “Seasonal Holidays”, “The Appearance of Free Time”) describe the history of everyday life in the Mediterranean, the emergence of holidays in different countries of the region. A park called the Migration Garden surrounds the building. It tells of peoples settled at different times in the Mediterranean. The suspension bridge connects the structures, the second bridge paved the way to the Old City. The research center became the third building. The museum’s collections covered all religions, all peoples, all eras and countries of the Mediterranean. In its buildings are various exhibitions, events, historical shows, concerts of classical and ethnic music. You can find the museum at Promenade Robert Laffont 7. To get to it, take the train to Vieux-Port or Joliette station. This history house is open every day, except Tuesday, from 11:00 to 19:00. In winter, its doors close an hour earlier (at 18:00). A ticket costs up to 10 euros. Museum of Mediterranean Archeology In the center of the ancient quarter of Pannier in a building of the 17th century (the former almshouse Vieille Charite) is this amazing museum. It presents ancient exhibits that amaze with their uniqueness. Household items from the Celts-liturgians (and this is the 3rd century BC) to the ancient Greeks. The stages of development of the Mediterranean coast are demonstrated. The collection of Ancient Egypt vividly illustrates the traditions of the Egyptian people from the time of the Old Kingdom until the appearance of Coptic Christians. This is the best museum in the south of France, because its exhibits exist in a single copy! Gallery exhibits are divided into 3 parts. Part 1 – “Egyptian”, the most interesting part. Here, visitors have a unique opportunity to see a collection of everyday things: ancient cosmetics, toys, dishes, shoes. furniture, etc. In such a quantity, you will not find antique household items anywhere else. Part 2 – Classical Antiquity.