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Musee d'Aquitaine

Open Now: 11:00 - 18:00
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Quirky museum first open in 1783

First opened in 1783 to display gemstones but since 1862 the museum concentrates on illuminating... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Good summary of the history of the region

The museum was very interesting especially the prehistoric and roman-celtic parts. The French... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2018
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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...more
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20 cours Pasteur, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 01 51 00
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Reviewed yesterday

We loved this place. Visited while there was an exhibition about the author Jack London. Spent hours there and there's a great series of interesting permanent exhibitions too. There are several impressive models of tall ships and many areas have audio-visuals. There is a small...More

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum has a huge and extraordinary exhibition, which is worth to see. Unfortunately only the first rooms (stone age) are in 3 languages (french, english, spain). Then it switches to french only. Also the audio guide, which selects the most interesting parts is presenting...More

Thank Thur H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this museum during our stay in Bordeaux, I'm a native French speaker, but my friend only speaks basic French, since not everything is translated or not completely translated, she couldn't understand everything. But we go through the history of the city and the...More

Thank CecileBln83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First opened in 1783 to display gemstones but since 1862 the museum concentrates on illuminating the city and the region. And that is from prehistoric times to present day. Mostly in French so it was lucky we speak and read French. Children free. It's educational

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

The museum was very interesting especially the prehistoric and roman-celtic parts. The French Revolution period was very well explained. Worth a visit, also for the fair entrance fee (5 Euros for adults and free for children).

Thank Martina V
Reviewed 16 August 2018

This is a great place to visit on a rainy or hot summer day (it's air conditioned.) There is something for everybody, starting with pre-history, continuing on to the Romans, medieval times, the colonial period, revolution, etc. The temporary exhibition on Jack London was beautifully...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is a good sized museum- good for a few hours or half a day. The biggest concern is that besides a few exhibits, most of the signage and explanations are in French only (even a mother EU language would have Beene helpful in my...More

Thank Kai S
Reviewed 10 July 2018

An excellent and well thought out presentation including excavations, realistic models, paintings and well-documented notations describing each significant part of its history.

Thank Graham M
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The Musee d' Aquitaine on Pasteur contains a wide display of exhibits from early pre-history to Roman ruins and then up to modern Bordeaux. Entry fee of 5 Euro valid for two days is considered reasonable as you can really come to study the details...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

A seriously good museum that was also enjoyable to be in. It had a sunny courtyard not given over to consumption of food and drink. The combination of history, anthropology and ethnography worked well and gave insights into many different aspects of Bordeaux and Aquitaine...More

1  Thank Douglas T
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David A
27 August 2016|
Response from Sophie Médiatri... M | Property representative |
Hello David, Thanks for your answer. If you are talking about the Bordeaux Métropole City Pass, yes, the Musée d'Aquitaine is included in and will be free for you. Best regards, Le Musée d'Aquitaine