The Musee d'Aquitaine is a wonderful museum reflecting this history, archeology and ethnology of the Acquitaine area. From pre-history, through the Roman period (with excellent mosaic floors on exhibit), dark ages, medieval and a well chronicled exhibit of the Bordeaux hey day in the 1800's. The post WW1 exhibits are light. Probalby a little too light.
Bordeaux is the capital city of the Aquitaine region. So it boasts a splendid museum devoted to the story of the city and the region, its history, traditions and treasures. This was the only place in Bordeaux that seemed to cater for English speakers, for example there were audio headsets in English.
There was an impressive display on show, covering Bordeaux's history and international trade. A large part of the main exhibition covers the culture of the region - farming, sailing and, of course, wine-making.
In 2007 part of the main exhibition is closed while the fire safety features of the building are modernised. During that time the main exhibition is free to enter. Normal adult admission is 5 euros. There are separate temporary exhibitions too, for which a modest tarif applies. For example, when I visited there was an excellent show of Voodoo paintings from the Caribbean.
Open 11am to 6pm. Closed Mondays.