The Zarzis Museum

This is one of the most recent Tunisian museums. Its particularity is that it combines archaeology and anthropology and history with contemporary lifestyles.

Zarzis is the main town of a region that is deeply anchored in history, densely populated by an industrious population that invested in agriculture as well as in the domestication of maritime resources and this since remotest history. The results in a fabulous heritage in the form of archaeology and know-how displayed in this museum, housed in the former church of Notre Dame de la Garde, built in the early XXth century.

The collections on display in this museum present to the public objects originating from excavations undertaken in the various archaeological sites on the Zarzis peninsula and dating to the various civilisations that succeeded each other on Tunisian soil.

In the second part, the visitor sees something of the life style of the Akkaras (the peninsula’s population) in their ancestral relationhip to the land, the sea and with others, through trade.

The approach is very original.


From 16/09 to 31/03 : 09.30 - 16.30
From 01/04 to 15/09 : 09.00 - 13.00 / 16.00 - 19.00
From 17/06 to 17/07 : 9:30-16:30 Horaire Ramadan
7 Dt
Closed on Monday
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