|Location||20 cours Pasteur|
33000 Bordeaux France
|Visitors||111,919 (2003)88,738 (2004)99,880 (2005)101,897 (2006)93,661 (2007)|
The different collections include more than 70,000 pieces. They trace the history of Bordeaux and Aquitaine from Prehistory to today. 5,000 pieces of art from Africa and Oceania also testify to the harbor history of the city.
The museum has permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. The permanent collections are on two floors. On the ground floor are pieces on Prehistory, Protohistory, the Roman Epoch, the Middle Ages and the Modern Era. At level 1, there are eighteenth century pieces (Atlantic trade and slavery), world cultures, nineteenth and twentieth centuries (Bordeaux port-e-du monde, 1800-1939).
In 2009, the Aquitaine Museum opened new permanent rooms dedicated to the role of Bordeaux in the slave trade. Rooms devoted to the nineteenth were reopened in February 2014.