The prestigious character of its collections has led to the Museum of Aquitaine becoming a heritage standard in France today. Its diverse collections, varying from regional archaeology and ethnology to non-European civilisations, also make it an encyclopaedic museum with an extremely wide range of temporary exhibitions.
In 2009, the renovation of the museum's permanent spaces was undertaken, starting with the 18th century. These new rooms place great emphasis on the trans-Atlantic trade and slavery, in line with the new scientific and cultural plan that aims to establish the history of the relationships between Bordeaux and the rest of the world through time.
The museum is today defined both as a "heritage museum" which presents collections of general interest and as a "museum of civilisation" which examines the past to answer contemporary questions. It is both a historical and cultural reference centre for the town and the region, and a window on the world.
HOW TO REACH
Tramway: TBC line B, stop Musée d'Aquitaine
Parking: car parks Victor Hugo, Pey-Berland and République
Permanent collection and Temporary exhibitions
Full rate : € 5
Reduced rate : € 3
20 Cours Pasteur