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Musee d'Aquitaine

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Address: 20 cours Pasteur, 33000, Bordeaux, France
Phone Number:
33556015100
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11:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Since 1987, set in the heart of the city, the Musée d'Aquitaine retraces...

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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Interesting exhibits following very early life in the area to modern times.

We had decided to go to the beaux-arts Museum but when we got there it didn't open until 11.00. Decided to carry on to the Musée d'Aquitaine in the hope that it would open... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The museum has an amazing collection of artifacts from prehistoric to about the 1930s but pretty much everything on the ground floor (the prehistory, Roman and medieval history) is in French. The first floor is composed of history from the 1700s and on and the exhibit on the slave trade is particularly poignant and informative. Here the plaques are translated... More 

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Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had decided to go to the beaux-arts Museum but when we got there it didn't open until 11.00. Decided to carry on to the Musée d'Aquitaine in the hope that it would open earlier - it didn't. Had a coffee whilst we waited for 11 o'clock. There are artefacts from pre-history to the modern day. The most famous thing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great collections of prehistoric artefacts to reinforce the kids caves experiences this trip. Amazing collections upstairs though if you like all things shipping, exploring and maps! Great museum and not overly expensive. Open on a Sunday too!

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Thank Liz H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Superb museum...loads to see and learn, take your time and pace yourself...but really, little need to go to any other 'local history' place...excellent and congrats to the curator.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Interesting museum and worth a visit if in Bordeaux, however the reception staff could be more welcomming. Not all exhibits are translated but you can understand the jist of it! Especially enjoyed the 'Save Trade' exhibition.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Spent longer than expected here. Set up as a time line from prehistoric to modern. Attractive and informative displays. We were content to read the information but you can get the electronic handset. Lockers for hand bags once past security. We used our city metro pas for this visit.

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Bordeaux, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Visited the museum in French with a blind guide. It was fantastic! He was so interesting and it was another way of visiting a museum, I was bluffed.

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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We had a guided tour with detailed explanations. The exhibits were wonderful and covered the history of the Bordeaux region and wine trade. The slave trade exhibit was well done!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Want to know more about the cave art and indigenous people. Check it out. History from the beginning, prehistoric to roman conquest to wine making. Fabulous exhibits for young and old alike.

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Vannes, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This museum is in a very impressive building and takes you through the ages from Pre-historic to Roman to the start of Bordeaux wine trading across the Atlantic etc. It is very detailed, nicely laid out and has some beautiful pieces. Apart from the opportunity to do a cave drawing, there aren't any interactive activities for children, so I wouldn't... More 

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