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Musee d'Aquitaine

20 cours Pasteur, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 01 51 00
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Good historical record of area going back to early people. Thorough history of Bordeaux"s trade prominence. Takes about

You should see and it is close to the #B tram and to the courts of justice. The building is huge... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
chicago, il
Enjoyable but modern history currently missing

The museum takes you on a chronological journey of the history of Aquitaine and there is a lot of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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Since 1987, set in the heart of the city, the Musée d'Aquitaine retraces the history of the region, from prehistory through to the present day. The museum exposes rich regional and extra-european collections of archeology, history and ethnography. This "Museum of civilization" presents each years several temporary exhibitions about history and cultures of the world. It offers to public a varied cultural programming: lectures, screenings, round tables, guided tours, concerts, meetings with foreign communities, educational workshops... Easily accessible from the tram B (stop Musée d'Aquitaine) or A (stop City Hall / Hôtel de Ville).
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  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
20 cours Pasteur, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 01 51 00
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You should see and it is close to the #B tram and to the courts of justice. The building is huge but the area youn want to see is only a small part.

Thank larrypChicago_Il
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum takes you on a chronological journey of the history of Aquitaine and there is a lot of material right up until the twentieth century. I would have liked more about the French revolution (there is only a small section on this compared to...More

Thank JandC_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited during a busy time (Heritage days, where many museums were free to enter) so there were a lot of bodies to work around to look at things. The last floor was the most interesting (slavery in France and related history). Otherwise, the items...More

Thank Wendy N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Situated in an old university building this museum traces the history of the region from prehistoric times to the present. The prehistoric part is well set out and not too cluttered with objects. Particularly liked the short videos showing making using original tools. The medieval...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A beautifully presented history of Aquitaine. Every exhibit was interesting and informative. 2 or 3 hours will wizz past. A most satisfactory experience for a €5 admission. Don't miss it.

Thank Annette O
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

An interesting museum about Bordeaux. After all of the wine and wine tasting it was interesting to learn about the city's other history. I never would have guessed they were so involved in the slave trade. We had a guided tour through the museum, so...More

1  Thank Robin B
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I did a quick walk around as the information posted was all in French. They had different rooms with different eras in their permanent exhibit. It was a feast for the eyes even if I didn't know the details or explanation!

1  Thank Christie S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This museum offers a very extensive overview of the history of the Aquitaine region, from prehistoric to WW2. The items on display are fascinating and well laid out. However, we were somewhat disappointed by how little was explained in English. Some of the larger signs...More

1  Thank Psychogoogje
Reviewed 29 July 2017

There is lots to see and the journey around the exhibits is very easy to follow; in some museums you can miss stuff as you take a wrong turn, not so in this one. The down side is that almost all exhibit explanations are in...More

1  Thank Mark&Rosa
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great museum holding more than expected. Good progression thru the history of the region, well documented with some panels in English. Give yourself a good couple of hours to get the best out of it. Access is easy, tram stop just outside.

Thank Patrick L
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David A
27 August 2016|
Response from Sophie Médiatri... M | Property representative |
Hello David, Thanks for your answer. If you are talking about the Bordeaux Métropole City Pass, yes, the Musée d'Aquitaine is included in and will be free for you. Best regards, Le Musée d'Aquitaine