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Musee d'Aquitaine

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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You get two exhibitions for the price of 5 euros, a real bargain. Its the History and Jack London... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
tony b
Lliria, Spain
Good comprehensive museum

The museum covers prehistory of the area up to 19th century Bordeaux. We found the lay out very... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2018
Sydney, Australia
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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 2 weeks ago

We allocated about 30mins to 1 hour for this visit and boy oh boy did we underestimate it. We finished up being there nearly 2 hours. It was probably the best 5 euros we spent in Bordeaux, we were so impressed with this place. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You get two exhibitions for the price of 5 euros, a real bargain. Its the History and Jack London exhibition I learned so much about an explorer I had never heard of, Jack London, and not keen on the Ethnologie park of the visit non...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tony b
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a very interesting museum. Visitors get a very good understanding of the history of the city and when we visited it, it had a really nice temporary exhibition on Jack London.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

One of the largest provincial history museums with collections from pre-historic times. Again, has good representations from when Aquitaine was .a terrrity of the English kings. It has a fascinating section of the maritime history of the city including the slave trade and connection to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

The museum covers prehistory of the area up to 19th century Bordeaux. We found the lay out very good, easily leading from one era to the next. Lots of interesting exhibits. Also very much enjoyed the temporary Jack London exhibition. Definitely worth a visit if...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

The history on Paleolithic and Neolithic peoples in this area is so informative. The English audio guides are well worth the price. However, the options for English information throughout the permanent exhibits become very limited. We enjoyed as much of the highlights provided on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Correctly noted for its excellent first-floor exhibit on pre-historic and Gallo-Roman settlement in southwestern France, the museum also boasts on the second floor a set of exhibits on Bordeaux in the 17th and 18th centuries. The highlight is the focus on maritime trade, of which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

I just visited today, with my two boys (11 and 7). I wasn’t sure how it would go, as 11 has some interest in history, but 7 has none - and I would say they have ‘typical’ attention spans for their ages! I am pleased...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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28 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