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Musee d'Aquitaine

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Address: 20 cours Pasteur, 33000 Bordeaux, France
Phone Number: 05 56 01 51 00
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Description: Easily accessible by tram (line B). Has a replica of lescaux that we all...
Easily accessible by tram (line B). Has a replica of lescaux that we all read about in college Art History class. (lescaux farther and now restricted or closed. Fun museum which brought our whole visit together.
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far from the madding crowd

it was raining a little so i decided to visit here. well organised and well explained an interesting musee and a nice change from the crowds in the streets

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Sussex, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Fabulous Neolithic collection, well displayed and presented, really brings the Stone Age alive. I did not bother seeing the other collections because I spent so long with the cave men!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

it was raining a little so i decided to visit here. well organised and well explained an interesting musee and a nice change from the crowds in the streets

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Not free, costs 4€ but they have interesting displays (particularly pre-history) and the cleanest toilets in that part of town. That alone is worth the money.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a great museum with a very large collection. If, like us, your maximum attention time is around 2 hours I'd personally skip the first few rooms of pre-historic artefacts unless these are really your thing as there is so much to see you may be starting to flag by the time you get to the really good bits... More 

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Dunfermline
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A very interesting walk through the history of Bordeaux particularly how it profited through the Slave trade and its impact on modern times. Probably a good idea to get an audio tour if you don't speak much French as only a few of the exhibit information is translated into English.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Skip the temporary exhibitions. The permanent displays were fascinating. Chronological overview of Aquitaine from pre-history to end of 1800s. (Didn't spot any 20th century stuff?) Classical/traditional in its layout and format really so its best for grown up history buffs, but I wouldn't necessarily recommend it for little ones. Great way for us to spend three hours on a cloudy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Interesting collection, very well presented and diverse enough to keep interest through the 3 hours I would recommend to plan for a visit. Artifacts from prehistoric times benefit from informative movies showing the techniques used to craft weapons and tools of stone and bone. Children will enjoy the museum too, thanks to a well-designed game book (free) with activities to... More 

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Corona, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We spent a whole afternoon in this fascinating museum. I especially enjoyed the comparisons of neanderthal with cro-magnon man, the mithra and roman art, and the full size rose window frame. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera.

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Mombasa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This extensive museum traces the region's history from prehistoric to recent times. Many interesting artifacts, some audiovisual stuff (especially good for keeping kids interested) and a powerful section on the slave trade. (Bordeaux was involved in triangular trade.) Unfortunately many of the explanations are only in French. There is no real museum shop, just a selection of post cards and... More 

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Haywards Heath
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Visited soon after opening on a September morning, and it was delightfully uncrowded. Well organised 'walk through history' style of museum, well presented and interesting. A good two hours' worth.

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