In 1783, Musee d'Aquitaine was opened to exhibit gemstones. It wasn't until 1862 that it became a museum of local ... More
Musee d'Aquitaine (Museum of Aquitaine)
In 1783, Musee d'Aquitaine was opened to exhibit gemstones. It wasn't until 1862 that it became a museum of local history, archaeology and ethnography, and took on the name that we recognize today. The building is split over four levels, of which 5000 square meters (53, 820 square feet) are devoted to permanent collections, 1000 square meters (10, 764 square feet) belong to temporary exhibitions and 4500 square meters (48, 438 square feet) to reserve stock. Collections chart life in the region from prehistoric times to the modern day, taking a detour through the Gallo-Roman era and the Middle Ages. Acquisitions from overseas, including Africa and the South Sea Islands, make up a significant part of the objects on display. The museum also houses a reference library, a children's library and a specialist library. Admission is free, but the museum may charge for temporary exhibits; call or see website for more information.
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