A Museum of Civilization: 400,000 years of history in one place!

  • We like : games and discovery booklets, family workshops 6-12 years
  • Neighborhood Pey-Berland - Place Gambetta
  • Duration of the visit: 2h to 2h30 approximately
  • Age: all public, ideal from 6 years old
  • Free for those under 18, with the Bordeaux Metropolitan Youth Card (under 25) and with the City Pass before noon
  • Free of charge: every first Sunday of the month (except July and August)
  • A little advice : remember to reserve for family workshops
le musée d'Aquitaine a Bordeaux

The Museum of Aquitaine

With collections of more than 400,000 years of regional historyOne could spend hours, even days, visiting the Musée d'Aquitaine. One is especially struck by the richness of its collections: archaeology, history and ethnography, both regional and non-European, spread over several floors. To discover particularly the Gallic treasure of Tayac and thehe spaces dedicated to the 18th century which retrace Bordeaux, the Atlantic trade and slavery. Several "break" areas have been set up to rest in the tranquility of the museum.

The museum is already very well documented, but for those who would like even more information, there is an application offering audio guided tours for adults and children. The children's tour is well adapted, with a fun and original route to take independently through the collections. You can download it directly to your phone or tablet, in order to prepare your visit to the museum.

The strong points

  • The diversity of the collections, the very clear chronological presentation and an interesting and sensitizing pedagogy on the history of the triangular trade
  • For children, four thematic visits can be downloaded on the museum's website :
    • From 4 years old Discovering the bestiary in the permanent collections: Funny animals in the museum
    • Ages 8-12: objects from the permanent collections: These Objects !
    • From 12 years old: - have fun deciphering the Gallo-Roman inscriptions: Veni, Vidi, Legi
    • From 12 years old: Bordeaux in the 18th century, the Atlantic trade and slavery, through the story of Louis, a young boy: The taste of sugar
  • For visitors with disabilities: The sensory course in 29 steps, composed of facsimiles and models to touch as well as texts translated into Braille.
  • ... and the store is well stocked!

The events

  • Family workshops are offered regularly at the museum (2 to 3 times a month, on average). The workshops are generally intended for children from 6 to 12 years old, and the presence of an adult is required. These workshops must be booked in advance and there is a charge. Visit the museum's website for more information.
  • Flash" visits are also programmed around different themes within the museum's collections or on the temporary exhibition of the moment.
  • The museum offers dramatized tours once a month to discover everything about the Ghost of Montaignewho would haunt the corridors of the building... The reservation of these visits is possible on the website of the Bordeaux Tourist Office.
  • For teenagersThe museum becomes an investigation area with the audio-immersive Escape Game, Time Travelers. Every Sunday of the month (several slots available during the day), by putting together a great team of detectives, you can help Arthur catch a time-traveling temporal criminal from Bordeaux who is stealing works from the museum collections. All additional information is available on the museum website

Opening hours of the Musée d'Aquitaine

  • Opening days Tuesday to Sunday
  • Schedules from 11am to 6pm
  • Closing Monday and holidays except July 14 and August 15

Rates of the Aquitaine Museum

  • Full price : 6€
  • Reduced rate : 3,50€
  • Free for children under 18 or with the Bordeaux Metropole Youth Card (under 25)
  • The Aquitaine Museum is included in the City Pass Bordeaux
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What to do after visiting the Aquitaine museum?

  • Lunch on the terrace at New York New Yorkhave a snack or brunch à Miss Simone (rue des Ayres) or just a treat on the go with the delicious cookies from BATCH.
  • For the shoppingYou have the choice: the shopping center Meriadeckthe St. Catherine's Walkor all the stores on rue Sainte-Catherine. Don't forget to visit rue des Remparts, but be careful with your credit card!
  • And if you have any energy left, you can always visit the city from above by climbing the 231 steps of the Pey-Berland Tower !


Practical information

See schedule details Open Tuesday to Sunday from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

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