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
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.