We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Musee d'Aquitaine

20 cours Pasteur, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 01 51 00
Review Highlights
Top museum

Situated in an old university building this museum traces the history of the region from... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Steve W
via mobile

A beautifully presented history of Aquitaine. Every exhibit was interesting and informative. 2 or 3... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Annette O
Read all 493 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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).
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“slave trade” (34 reviews)
“great museum” (14 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 11:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
20 cours Pasteur, 33000, Bordeaux, France
+33 5 56 01 51 00
Write a Review
Reviews (493)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 192 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Situated in an old university building this museum traces the history of the region from prehistoric times to the present. The prehistoric part is well set out and not too cluttered with objects. Particularly liked the short videos showing making using original tools. The medieval...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautifully presented history of Aquitaine. Every exhibit was interesting and informative. 2 or 3 hours will wizz past. A most satisfactory experience for a €5 admission. Don't miss it.

Thank Annette O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting museum about Bordeaux. After all of the wine and wine tasting it was interesting to learn about the city's other history. I never would have guessed they were so involved in the slave trade. We had a guided tour through the museum, so...More

1  Thank Robin B
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I did a quick walk around as the information posted was all in French. They had different rooms with different eras in their permanent exhibit. It was a feast for the eyes even if I didn't know the details or explanation!

1  Thank Christie S
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This museum offers a very extensive overview of the history of the Aquitaine region, from prehistoric to WW2. The items on display are fascinating and well laid out. However, we were somewhat disappointed by how little was explained in English. Some of the larger signs...More

Thank Psychogoogje
Reviewed 30 July 2017

There is lots to see and the journey around the exhibits is very easy to follow; in some museums you can miss stuff as you take a wrong turn, not so in this one. The down side is that almost all exhibit explanations are in...More

1  Thank Mark&Rosa
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

This is a great museum holding more than expected. Good progression thru the history of the region, well documented with some panels in English. Give yourself a good couple of hours to get the best out of it. Access is easy, tram stop just outside.

Thank Patrick L
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic way to spend a few hours in Bordeaux. The history of the local area from neanderthal man to Romans to the slave trades to the wars to modern day is fascinating and sobering.. Well worth a trip.

Thank aussieadmin
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Interesting 3 hrs spent here. Well worth the visit. Lots of items of interest for all. On two levels winding routs to different exhibitions. Not too expensive either. Well displayed items on show.

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Very interesting museum, ranging right from the beginning of archeological findings, (some from 40,000 years ago) to its modern self, and explaining lots of historical and archeological events between. The extra museum in Bordeaux more recently was very interesting as well and gave a good...More

Thank 79barneyk
Nearby Restaurants
580 reviews
.12 km away
172 reviews
.07 km away
Edmond Pure Burger
415 reviews
.08 km away
Wok Way
223 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
St. Andre Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Andre)
1,279 reviews
.35 km away
Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux
641 reviews
.28 km away
Pey-Berland Tower
581 reviews
.26 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
David A
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