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
Interesting but no English

I did a quick walk around as the information posted was all in French. They had different rooms... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Christie S
Interesting, but mostly in French

This museum offers a very extensive overview of the history of the Aquitaine region, from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Read all 477 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” (33 reviews)
“great museum” (14 reviews)
Open 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 (477)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 189 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Thank Christie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 5 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Visiting this museum is like travelling through the history of Bordeaux from prehistory to modern period. At the first level also you can see a nice presentation from the subjects "Atlantic trade and slavery", "World cultures" and "Bordeaux A port to the world". I enjoyed...More

Thank KaterinaBouza
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This two-story museum presents the history of the Bordeaux region from pre-historic to modern times. There is a moderate amount of unique material of high quality which helps explain human development in this area of France. I gave it 4 stars because only about 20%...More

Thank Mapman_Phila
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I enjoyed this extensive and well-presented museum which traces the history of Bordeaux from prehistoric times through to the present day. I wouldn't put it amongst the best, most inspiring museums I've visited but it was certainly worth a look.

Thank Paul R
Nearby Restaurants
570 reviews
.13 km away
167 reviews
.07 km away
Edmond Pure Burger
409 reviews
.08 km away
Wok Way
223 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
St. Andre Cathedral (Cathedrale Saint-Andre)
1,229 reviews
.35 km away
Grosse Cloche de Bordeaux
618 reviews
.28 km away
Pey-Berland Tower
561 reviews
.26 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
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