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Musee Departemental de la Martinique

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Interesting find in Fort-de-France

We stumbled across the entrance to this small museum while walking the streets of Fort-de-France... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2016
necowgirl
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Boston, Massachusetts
Small interesting Museum

Small 3 floor museum with about 6 rooms. The cost for entry was about 4 Euros. It gave a history... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2014
Phil G
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 Dec 2017
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Informational exhibits on the original, pre-Columbian inhabitants of the islands.
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9 Rue de La Liberte, Fort-de-France 97200, Martinique
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+596 596 71 57 05
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

This is a terrific museum, with lots of information about the pre-European inhabitants. Very well curated, and all information is in English and Spanish as well as French. We expected to spend about 30 minutes, but stayed well over an hour.

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Martinique has lots to offer in terms of history - this is a great place for people visiting various museums who want to learn about the history of the museum. Be warned, it's quite small!

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Reviewed 16 February 2016

We stumbled across the entrance to this small museum while walking the streets of Fort-de-France. The Musee gave an interesting account of a peoples/slaves who were brought to the Caribbean Islands in the 1700s and displayed some ancient archeological artifacts. It was hard to know...More

5  Thank necowgirl
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Interesting little museum just a moment's walk from the pier in Fort-de-France. We went on the recommendation of one of the helpful, English-speaking guides in town. Exhibits are of the history of the island and it has the feel of an older natural history museum....More

1  Thank happytravlergirl
Reviewed 22 November 2014

Small 3 floor museum with about 6 rooms. The cost for entry was about 4 Euros. It gave a history of the island and the Carib Indians. There is also a LARGE family tree from one of the indigenous people and her long line of...More

2  Thank Phil G
Reviewed 29 April 2014

It was a very interesting visit. Well kept and great detail. My only complaint that there should be more English translations on some of the exhibits. I would have gained more from the experience if I was more fluent in French.

2  Thank Ashele_B
Reviewed 6 January 2014

It is a little museum that tells the history of Martinique in generell and opens up the view to the other Caribbean islands. In various display cabinets and on maps the daily family life, hunting and fishing, crafting and tribal activities are shown. It is...More

1  Thank cd_lavender
Reviewed 2 July 2012

Martinique is a beautiful Caribbean island. It's independent now. It has the French flavor. Brush up on your FRENCH.This is the language here. Beautiful shops, restaurants, beaches. and the people. The museum in Fort -de -France is educational and historic.

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