About El Djem Archaeological Museum

Can’t get your fill of museums in Tunisia? Be sure to visit the El Djem Archaeological Museum. 

It is best known for the House of Africa, a recent excavation of a Roman villa built in 170 AD. The mosaics depict the Goddess Africa and the province of Africa. They are the only known representations of the African continent from that time. 

The museum is built in the style, and on the grounds, of a former Roman villa. The galleries contain sculptures and ceramics. Mosaic walkways and Roman art are centered around a central courtyard. The almost intoxicating Roman mosaics depict scenes from the colosseum and Roman Gods, all excavated from the region.

Must See

  • Roman era mythological personages
  • The finest collection of Roman mosaics
  • Museum, archaeological park 
  • Mythological personages
  • Abstract elements 
  • Fauna 
  • The arches of the buildings depict the highlight of Islamic architecture 

How to reach

By train: 1 hour 19  minutes, 4.79 TND

By taxi: 52 minutes, 29.91 TND

(210.4 km) via Autoroute A1/Trans-African Highway 1 and Autoroute A1

Tips

  • A fascinating museum with gorgeous mosaics which make your visit worthwhile
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing
  • A must-visit historical place 
  • You can buy souvenirs at an economical price 
  • An amphitheater experience can make your visit a memorable one 
  • The museum has well-preserved arts 
  • It has many marble paintings which are stunning and delightful 
  • Exploring the history of Roman mosaics will add on to the unique experience of the visit 
  • Maintain silence and discipline inside the premises

Visit Time

Sunday:         8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Monday:        8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday:       8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday:  8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday:      8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Friday:           8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday:       8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

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Waiting Time

10 to 30 minutes

 

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Entrance Fee

No

 

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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours

 

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Weather

Clear Sky 36.52°C

 

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