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Musee d'Aquitaine

20 cours Pasteur, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 01 51 00
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better than average local regional museum

Best part of this museum we thought was the area about slavery and the sugar plantations- and of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Farnham, United Kingdom

A very good museum, tracing the history of the region deep into pre-history. Well laid out... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
David F
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).
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 2 weeks ago

Best part of this museum we thought was the area about slavery and the sugar plantations- and of course France was a colonialist country like the UK. Also had a good roman exhibit. spent about an hour and a half here. Thought it was a...More

Thank Clairepearson735
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very good museum, tracing the history of the region deep into pre-history. Well laid out. Particularly good section on the Roman period. Very impressive.

Thank David F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sparking and spacious museum of regional history/anthropology. A wonderful array of artifacts, and great care given to presentation. We started on the ground floor, chronologically, from prehistory, but might recommend starting on the 2nd floor (première étage) for more history than anthropology.

Thank LRR75
Reviewed 12 October 2017

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 6 October 2017

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 29 September 2017

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 17 September 2017 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 13 September 2017

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
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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