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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 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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A to Z of Bordeaux from Antiquity to Modern Times

A good medium-sized museum. Enough from different periods to keep all interested, from pre-history neolithic pieces, to modern times. There is a particularly good, extensive and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
SarahW54321
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One forgets how vitally important this part of France was to the Romans and the rest of Europe. This museum gives you a true sense of the trade that made it such a rich area, and how it was really a diverse and bustling center of Europe

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A good medium-sized museum. Enough from different periods to keep all interested, from pre-history neolithic pieces, to modern times. There is a particularly good, extensive and unflinching history of Bordeaux's involvement in the slave trade. These parts are helpfully presented in English as well as French. A good way to spend an hour to two out of the sun (or... More 

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Yarm, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The up-side: an honest facing-up to Bordeaux' role in the slave trade. The down-side: a failure to provide adequate access for people with mobility problems. And even the new displays have a faintly dated feel to them. Interesting rather than stunning.

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Thank Mike H
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Acquitaine museum is dedicated to the history of the town and region. Spread over two floors, it covers all parts of human history, from neolithic artifacts and pottery, to Roman carvings, to Medieval seamanship, through to modern times. With a good flow, and nice exhibits, it is worth the hour or two here.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is well set out with clear and well-illuminated displays. Information in English would add to the visitor's experience and the museum directors should realise that not everyone speaks French.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

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!).

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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.

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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.

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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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