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Musee d'Aquitaine

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Address: 20 Cours Pasteur, 33000, Bordeaux, France
Phone Number: 33556015100
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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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
Northern Ireland
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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.

Thank Carolyn J
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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!).

Thank Richard C
Dorset, United Kingdom
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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.

Thank David T
Northern Ireland
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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.

Thank Polygonum
Cahors, France
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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 

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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.

Thank senorita1013
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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

Thank batboy_nl
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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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 

Thank CardiffMaddie
Quito, Ecuador
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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.

Thank Sam and Linda L
Long Island, New York
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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.

Thank Rowen35

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