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Musee d'Aquitaine

20 cours Pasteur, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 01 51 00
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A nice museum

The Musee d' Aquitaine on Pasteur contains a wide display of exhibits from early pre-history to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
YTCHENG
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Hong Kong, China
A great museum (not a great cafe attached to a museum)

A seriously good museum that was also enjoyable to be in. It had a sunny courtyard not given over... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Douglas T
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United Kingdom
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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. 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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  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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20 cours Pasteur, 33000, Bordeaux, France
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+33 5 56 01 51 00
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This si a large museum with a lot of well set up exhibits. There is English for some of the early pre-history and the slave trade section, but for the other sections the headphones are needed. A couple hours will get the highlights and wear...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the visit to the museum and felt that the exhibits are well laid out and in such a manner that allows you to browse and absorb, without feeling claustrophobic or 'surrounded' by fellow visitors, which can be the case in some museums. Particularly...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed parts although the English translation of exhibits seemed to stop after the early history period. Not enough about the early medieval period (Eleanor, English Henry 2nd & Richard 1st etc). Was almost as if this period of trans national rule didn’t happen. Should have...More

1  Thank Amanda L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in history this is the place to go! 5 Euros will get you into a world of artifacts that would be hard to see anywhere else. If you speak/read French you are in for a great historical lesson on almost all...More

1  Thank Faraz D
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good curation! I very much enjoyed this museum. Info on pre-historic sites, the roman period and then onwards through the medieval and on to the silly Montaigne cenotaph. A good way to pass an hour or 2 and get a sense of where you are.

Thank R L
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

The historical periods covered are done very well. What would help if the muse tied them together. Also, the descriptions are on little cards....usually low and to the side.....with small print. Some small adjustments to 21st century museum presentation would go along way to making...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

I really liked this. Although called the Museum of Aquitaine, the information is really good in the context of European and World history. There is so much to see. Your tickets are valid for two days so you can drop in again or share your...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

This is a very well laid out museum of archeology and history, with enough information in English to make it easy and interesting to visit. It extends from prehistory to Roman ruins to modern Bordeaux. It is the most museum for the money we have...More

Thank Seth G
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David A
27 August 2016|
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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
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