The Musée d'Aquitaine has been open since the late 18th century and its collection spans from pre-history to the present day. A section of the Lescaux cave paintings kicks things off; there are also stone-age axes, Gallo-Roman ceramics and glass, and a famous Venus.
There is an ethnographical focus, and the collection evokes the life of Bordeaux throughout its lifespan through domestic objects, photographs, sound recordings and commentaries. English language catalogs are available to help guide you around.
The Musée d'Aquitaine is in the center of Bordeaux. Take Line B of the tramway to the Musée d'Aquitaine station.