Sousse archaeological museum Tunisia Travel Guide

The Archaeological Museum of Sousse

Sousse archaeological museum is located in part of the city’s kasbah, more precisely within a large Ottoman building which dates from the 9th century. Founded in 1951, the museum contains the largest collection of Roman mosaics in Tunisia, after that of the Bardo National Museum. Several pieces represent…

Founded in 1951, the museum contains the largest collection of Roman mosaics in Tunisia, after that of the Bardo National Museum. Several pieces represent everyday scenes that say a lot about life at the time, such as popular beliefs, hunting or even means of entertainment.

Among the most famous mosaics of the museum, we cite the one representing the Triumph of Bacchus or that of the abduction of Ganymede by Zeus transformed into an eagle, the toilet of Venus and the triumph of Neptune.

But according to the experts, the most beautiful of the entire collection is undoubtedly that of the head of Medusa, whose gaze recalls its hypnotic power. In addition to the mosaics, the  museum also houses pieces of everyday life covering the period from the 2nd century to the 4th century.

The museum is normally open every day except Monday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Sousse archaeological museum in pictures

The museum in video

The museum on the map