We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Musee d'Aquitaine

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 20 Cours Pasteur, 33000, Bordeaux, France
Phone Number: 33556015100
Website
Today
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

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).

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 347 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
An afternoon well spent!

A thoroughly enjoyable visit with 'Jilda', an English speaking tour guide provided by the museum at no additional cost. Excellent range of exhibits from the region. Also well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2016
Polygonum
,
Northern Ireland
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

347 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 145: English reviews
Level Contributor
93 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum about the entire region of Aquitaine. Don't miss the Paleolithic artifacts and the slave trade exhibition. Definitely recommend.

Helpful?
Thank Carolyn J
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulously interesting museum to visit, the time of my visit flew by. Top marks and special thanks to Jilda Zavala for a highly engaging, interesting and pleasant guided tour on the morning of my visit. Highly recommended. Also the temporary football culture exhibition was a fun diversion from the main galleries (see picture!).

Helpful?
Thank Richard C
Dorset, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

The artefacts and displays cover from the stone age, through the bronze age etc to more recent times. Includes exhibits of ancient bronze metalworking technology. Also some spectacular Roman mosaics.

Helpful?
Thank David T
Northern Ireland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

A thoroughly enjoyable visit with 'Jilda', an English speaking tour guide provided by the museum at no additional cost. Excellent range of exhibits from the region. Also well air-conditioned, a bonus considering the 38 degree temperature outdoors.

Helpful?
Thank Polygonum
Cahors, France
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

A 4 euro entry fee and four hours of visit for us made an amazing investment. This museum looks at Bordeaux and Aquitaine from pre-history right up to date. The exhibits include original artefacts, films of reconstructions (including noteably the building and firing of a pre-historic kiln), interactive displays and a heart-rending section dealing with the horrendous slave-trade which brought... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank aed20
Metairie
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We went with a guide so that made it more interesting. It was hot in the museum with little ventilation. It was mildly interesting with history of the area. Without a guide I don't think it would be very interesting. Go when it's cooler.

Helpful?
Thank senorita1013
amsterdam
Level Contributor
67 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

great museum and i can only find two small faults 1 it would be nice if the permanent collection had better englisdh descriptions 2 i was disappointed there was so little about Eleanor there - as one of Acquitaines most famous people and the most important medieval woman in Europe a section dedicated to her would be worht it

Helpful?
Thank batboy_nl
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
515 reviews
188 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Were 'welcomed' by very indifferent staff. Their exhibits didn't really offer anymore information than you'd find in your own museum in the city you came from. It had poor signage and offered no translation. It did however offer you a glimpse of the future with signs around the place indicating an audio guide but not until next year apparently! The... More 

Helpful?
Thank CardiffMaddie
Quito, Ecuador
Level Contributor
35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit showing ancient cave history to the present day. Good entry price and free bag storage. Lots to see so be prepared for at least 3 hours. No cafe so take a drink and a snack. For an international museum I did expect English beside French descriptions. This was a disappointment unfortunately. There were some English translations.

Helpful?
Thank Sam and Linda L
Long Island, New York
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

A great place to learn about the history and culture of Aquitaine, from the distant past, all the way up to the present day.

Helpful?
Thank Rowen35

Travelers who viewed Musee d'Aquitaine also viewed

 

Been to Musee d'Aquitaine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Musee d'Aquitaine and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Musee d'Aquitaine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?