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Learn about the history of the Euro-Mediterranean world
Discover an architectural feat that combines technical prowess and aesthetic power
Save time with skip-the-line access to the museum
What to expect
The MUCEM's exhibitions present a wealth of culture and show the social, scientific and political history of the Euro-Mediterranean world from prehistory to the present day, combining fine arts, anthropology, history, archaeology, and contemporary art. Its permanent exhibition "Le Grand Mezze", dedicated to the Mediterranean diet, takes you on the journey from "field to plate", from the colourful markets of the Mediterranean to multinational restaurant chains.
Upcoming temporary exhibitions:
Until May 2nd 2022: HIV/AIDS - Retraces the social and political history of Aids, reaffirming its current importance. The struggle against the epidemic brought to light situations of inequality and stigmatization, sparking discussions around access to treatment and care, human rights, and the need to amplify the voices of affected communities.
5 April – 22 August 2022: ABD EL-KADER - This exhibition examines the place occupied by the emir in the evolving relations between Algeria and France. Simultaneously a military leader, exiled chief of state, spiritual sage and scholar, the emir can also be seen as a ‘historical subject’ rooted in his time, the heart of the 19th century, and place, the Mediterranean.
21 June – 17 October 2022: PHARAONS SUPERSTARS - Deep dive into the pharaohs’ posterity that inspires reflection on memory and fame. Beyond Ramses, Nefertiti, Tutankhamun and Cleopatra, discover ancient Egypt iconic figures who have been almost completely forgotten.
19 October 2022 – 13 February 2023: FRIENDSHIPS IN ART (20th to 21st century art) - From Picasso to Picabia and Warhol to Basquiat, discover close to 100 works drawn from public and private collections showcasing various types of collaborative venture. This exhibition also features experimental collective works by philosophers, writers, musicians and filmmakers.
COVID-19 informationThe following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
The experience complies with government regulations
Social distancing is enforced
Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
What's not included
MuCEM, 1 Espl. J4, 13002 Marseille, France
MuCEM – Museum of Civilizations of Europe and the Mediterranean. You will go directly to the entrance of the museum without having to go to the ticket office to swap the voucher for a ticket.
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Important to know
- Photo credit : © Mucem Photo Lisa Ricciotti - R. Ricciotti et R. Carta architectes | © Lisa Ricciotti | © Gabriel Popoff
- Visit the Mucem guided by your smartphone: free audio tours of exhibitions and outdoor spaces
- Your entrance ticket is valid until May 17th 2023
- You will find 3 restaurants on-site for as many gourmet breaks in an exceptional setting (daily except Tuesday and Sunday evening)
- Free admission every first Sunday of the month and during the European Heritage Days ( September 21st and 22nd)