Musée d'Aquitaine

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Musée d'Aquitaine

Musée d'Aquitaine
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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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Tonbridge, UK278 contributions
History and more
Feb 2020 • Family
History and more, from Stone Age to Iron Age to Romans and the incredible history of Bordeaux as a powerful trading port. And of course some history of wine .....
Powerful and harrowing exhibit about slavery.
An interesting museum, with some signage in English. Admission is included in the price of the city pass.
Written February 21, 2020
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raypask
Melbourne, Australia56 contributions
Easy to negotiate and enjoy
Jan 2020
A very comprehensive museum with a continuous trail from early days of the region to the contemporary period. Most departments have English as well as more detailed French labelling of exhibits. The Roman period artifacts are particularly good and abundant.
Written January 26, 2020
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SergioR1
Eastbourne, UK199 contributions
Worth a visit if in town
Jan 2020 • Couples
Centrally located and near a tramway spot. A good way to understand the city and region. Superb collection of Roman archeology: mosaics, statues, estellas etc. Good collection of local ethnographic history, world cultures and slave trade. City development and main trade. All well presented in different languages: French, English & Spanish. Friendly staff you can get out and back into the museum with your ticket.
Written January 26, 2020
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Intlxpatr
Pensacola, FL1,718 contributions
Excellent Museum; Free with City Pass
Oct 2019
We spent extra time in Bordeaux just to see this museum. Although we had come to see the Jan Moulin collection, which was not available, we were astonished and delighted and captivated by what we could see - a sweep of history from early man to the present. Most impressive, to us, was the section on maritime trade, with animations and illustrations which brought it alive, and the spirited taking responsibility for and apology for the slave trade, with a homage to African cultures shattered by the slave trade. We will probably go back to Bordeaux to visit again, we were so impressed.
Written January 4, 2020
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ReviewsItaly
italy2,067 contributions
3 dots --> Nice to visit if you have extra time - 4 dots because 5 € per ticket is cheap nowadays for museums
Dec 2019
Due to strike our trains were cancelled and we had an extra day in Bordeaux.
We enjoyed this museum but ... we can't say it's a reason to visit the town, but ... it's a nice visit ... if in town.
Written January 3, 2020
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Jim B
Old Orchard Beach, Maine, United States32 contributions
Kept us entertained and informed for a couple of hours
Oct 2019
History of the area and of Bordeaux with visual flair and imagination. I was especially impressed with the in-depth and affecting exhibits of the inumanity of the slave trade in which Bordeaux played a role.
Written November 14, 2019
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Brent C
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Horrible
Nov 2019 • Friends
EXTREMELY RUDE STAFF. We arrived a little early, but the doors were open, so we entered. When we realized it was closed, we asked a few simple questions such as opening time and if we could wait inside since it was raining. They refused to talk to us in english, although they could clearly understand what we were saying. They roughly expeled we back to the rain as if we were criminals. That made us question if learning a bit more about Aquitanie was worth trying... certainly we learned that that xenophobic staff doesn't like foreigners. If you are not french, don't go there.
Written November 6, 2019
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John D
Welwyn, UK335 contributions
Great especially if it rains
Oct 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed a few hours here. The museum has a "route" which takes you through time and is clearly signposted. With a growing number of international visitors it would be better if more of the exhibits (particularly the Roman era) had English descriptions as well as the, expected, French ones. The earliest and the more modern eras are fine in this respect.
The entry fee is modest (€5) and there is a lot to see. The Roman section is quite extensive and we found ourselves moving more rapidly through it - to the later eras which we found most interesting.
We believe there may be audio guides available as there are signs at some exhibits suggesting this. However we were not offered the facility so perhaps it no longer exists.
Several hours can be spent here.
Written October 24, 2019
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G B
Fredericksburg, VA15 contributions
Do Not Miss The Musse d'Aquitaine
Sep 2019
Of course there is a lot to do in Bordeaux - making a visit to the Musse d'Aquitaine should be among them. We spent a great ofternoon at the museum. It is easily acessibe by tram. Ticket prices are inexpensive and the museum has a large collection of historical and pre-history artifacts from the French region that rivals Paris. The museum is well organized and takes the viewer across the millenia in a systematic way. I particularly enjoyed seeing the cave art. Definitely worth a long visit.
Written October 9, 2019
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Barbara S
Weil am Rhein, Germany57 contributions
Phantastic Museum ....
Sep 2019
It was a raining day and we thought going to the museum to learn more about Bordeaux, the surrounding and it’s history .... was a good idea. Well, it was a great idea. The museum is very interactive and has different sections from iron age to modern, with great sections on the slave trading history which I was - to my absolute embarrassment - totally unaware off. The museums is nicely structures with a good mix of movies displaying restorations or historical events, show casing findings in the ground, or displaying artifacts from different centuries which are nicely explained. My FRENCH is a bit rusty hence I would have appreciated a bit more translations but it worked out finally.... great model of a museum and very kind and friendly staff
Written October 3, 2019
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