Mucem Museum Tickets

About Mucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean Tickets

You can take a thorough look at the cultures that the Mediterranean civilization has influenced by purchasing Mucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean tickets . You will be given priority access to the whole museum, including the exhibition halls, the park, and Fort Saint-Jean. Using your Mucem tickets , you can view early sketches, pictures, paintings, sculptures, audio recordings, and even displays on early European witchcraft and sorcery. The newest museum in Marseilles, which is devoted to conserving and researching Mediterranean art and culture, is an architectural marvel in and of itself. Once you've finished admiring the building's impressive exterior, step inside to explore a never-ending trove of Mediterranean artifacts and curiosities. You can explore the tens of thousands of unique items spread over multiple galleries that reveal the blending and transformation of Mediterranean European cultures from antiquity to the present day.

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The J4

The structure that Rudy Ricciotti (in collaboration with Roland Carta) built and had its grand opening in June 2013 has come to represent the revitalized city of Marseille. This concrete cube, with sides that measure 72 meters, is covered in a concrete lace screen, giving it a distinct appearance and contributing to the Museum's status as a "world-object" known all over the world. From its glazed exhibition areas, top terrace, and external ramps that round the building, the J4 provides 360-degree vistas that encompass the surrounding harbour basins and the Mediterranean beyond. A 135-meter-long elevated pedestrian bridge connects it to Fort Saint Jean. The J4 is truly the "heart" of the MuCEM, serving as a venue for significant long-term and short-term exhibitions as well as ongoing and special events from the artistic and cultural calendar.

Fort Saint-Jean

The history of the now-closed Fort Saint Jean goes all the way back to the 12th century, but despite its age, the fort's appearance to the outside world was that of an impregnable fortress. In 2013, after years of restoration, the fort was finally opened to the public at no cost, marking a first in the city's history. The Fort Saint Jean is an exciting new cultural hub in the heart of Marseille, with a wide variety of activities on offer. History trail, a botanical promenade through the Jardin des Migrations, and the possibility to uncover beautiful panoramas are just a few of the activities to mention.


The Museum's collections—more than a million items in total—are housed in a massive ochre-colored monolith created by architect Corinne Vezzoni (in collaboration with André Jolivet). Uniquely, here is also where the public can view the collections for the first time after they have been repaired, analyzed, and conserved. This dual role is crucial to the work of the CCR. The whole collection is available for on-site viewing by museum staff, researchers, students, art enthusiasts, and interested onlookers. Today with Mucem tickets you can experience what it's like "behind the scenes' ' at the Mucem by visiting the reception area and exhibition space.

Discover the Collections at the Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean

Performing Arts

Huge amounts of material connected to theater and dance have been amassed since the museum's inception. A drum was the first item ever purchased by the museum all the way back in 1881 which you can view with Mucem tickets. These collections, which number close to 35,000 items, cover a wide range of topics, from the carnival and circus to dance and puppetry to music and even bullfighting.

Crafts, commerce, industry

The collections of the Mucem have a wealth of manmade items that must be marveled at with Mucem tickets in hand. Complete workshops and stores mirror the world of manufacturing and retailing items as varied as artificial flowers, playing cards, and nails. All of which are produced using a combination of so-called traditional knowledge, industrial standardization and seriation techniques. Various forms of advertising extol its virtues.

Body, appearances and sexuality

It's impossible to separate the realms of the intimate, the functional, and the aesthetic when discussing the human body. Your gender, social standing, and sometimes even your country of origin can be deduced from the clothes you wear and the rituals you follow. The ability to account for the same kinds of associations with the body in ancient civilizations as in modern ones is made possible by collections as diverse as regional costumes and tattoo artists' models.

Religions and beliefs

The Mucem collections are a window into the varied ways in which men and women in the region interact with the supernatural. Thus, it encompasses not just artifacts associated with common beliefs like as divination, clairvoyance, etc., but also those attesting to the private, home rituals of adherents to the three monotheisms of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Agriculture and food

Agriculture, animal husbandry, forestry, and marine life are all represented in the Mucem archives with the focus on culinary expertise. Pieces from the Popular Arts and Traditions Museum and the "Europe" collection of the Musée de l'Homme are included here. Together with prints, pictures, and audiovisual collections (songs, music, surveys), you can witness everything with Mucem tickets.

Sports and health

The Museum's collection of artifacts, pictures, and video interviews on the subject of sport and health attests to the diverse ways in which men have approached and conceptualized physical fitness and athletic competitiveness across time and space. Football, fan culture, skateboarding, medical history, and the AIDS epidemic all feature heavily, as do other modern topics which can be viewed with Mucem tickets.

History of Collection

The Marseille Museum of Contemporary Art (Mucem) was opened in 2013, but its history goes back to the nineteenth century. It now oversees a diverse and unique collection that spans from the Neolithic to the modern era. It includes everything from the Mediterranean to Neolithic artifacts, 350,000 pictures, 200,000 posters, prints, and postcards, and 150,000 books. Get your hands on the Mucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean tickets online in advance. Immerse yourself in the vastness of the museum's holdings and travel along the astounding themes envisioned by its curators.

Plan Your Visit to Mucem - Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean

How to Reach

The museum is open every day but Tuesday between 10 am to 7 pm.

Closed on May 1 and December 25 due to special holidays

The time of operation is subject to change, for which, it is recommended to check the official website before planning your visit.

7 promenade Robert Laffont (esplanade du J4) 13002 Marseille.

By SubwayIf you are coming through the subway make a stop in either Vieux-Port or Joliette, from where the museum is approximately 10 minutes on foot.

By BusYou can take bus lines 82 and 82s (get off at Littoral Major or Fort Saint-Jean) or night line 582 to get where you need to go. The 60th line is available (stop Littoral Major or Fort Saint-Jean). The museum is also accessible via line 49 (get off at Eglise Saint-Laurent, Littoral Major, or Fort Saint-Jean).

By CarThere are a number of parking garages located close to the Mucem for those who like to drive there. It is possible to reach the Indigo Vieux-Port Fort Saint-Jean parking lot from the A55 either through the Joliette Tunnel or the Boulevard du Littoral.

By TramFor those taking the tram, the nearest stops are République, Dames, and Joliette; from there it's a brisk 10 to 15 minute stroll to the museum.

By BikeThe closest bike stations to the museum are Bike station n°2179—Quai du Port, Bike station n°2031—Joliette, and Bike station n°2210—J4 Esplanade.

The Mucem is certified as accessible to people with four of the most common types of disabilities. Infact, The Mucem has also won the Accessible Tourism "Places to visit" award in 2018, and it won again in 2020.


Where is the Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean?

The Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean is located at 1 Esp. J4, 13002 Marseille, France.

Who designed the Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean?

Rudy Riccioti and Roland Carta created the stunning and ground-breaking architecture of the Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean, which is located on the J4 pier.

What are the opening hours of the Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean?

The Museum of Contemporary Art is open every day of the year from 10 AM to 7 PM with the exception of Tuesday, May 1, and December 25.

What is the best time to visit the Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean?

You may avoid the crowds and get the most out of your visit to the Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean by arriving first thing in the morning when it opens. Also weekdays are recommended to plan your visit as the weekends get crowded.

Where can you book tickets for the Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean?

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