Top 5 Museums
The Memorial ACTe
The Memorial Acte, also called MACTe, soon became the most emblematic museum of the Guadeloupe archipelago. In the heart of the city of Pointe à Pitre, the black box overhung by silver roots, houses a dense permanent collection on the slave trade and slavery. Combining historical artefacts and works of art, the permanent exhibition retraces a painful history but in a unique setting. Temporary exhibitions are regularly organised. For information on opening hours and admission fees, click here!
The Park of engraved rocks
The history of the islands of Guadeloupe begins long before French colonisation and the Edgar Clerc Museum, in Le Moule, retraces the history of pre-Columbian peoples. In this Top 5, we suggest you discover the Amerindian history in the Parc des Roches Gravées in Trois-Rivières. You will wander through a wooded area dotted with Amerindian petroglyphs. The visit is guided and you will learn many things about the way of life of the first inhabitants of the archipelago.
Eco Museum of Marie-Galante
The Murat house is one of the treasures of Guadeloupe's heritage. Located in Marie-Galante, it houses a medicinal garden, the remains of the sugar factory and, in its castle, an exhibition recounts the material history of the islands of Guadeloupe. You will discover agricultural tools, but also old traditional toys or old musical instruments. Children and parents alike will have a great time. Access is free and unlimited.
The Rum Museum
Rum is an institution in Guadeloupe islands and as such, it obviously has its own museum. Here you will discover the tradition surrounding the production of this premium liquor and the manufacturing secrets of the Guadeloupean rum makers. The rum museum retraces all the stages involved in rum distillation. From the planting of the sugarcane to the ageing in the barrel, you will gain expertise.
Museum of Fine Art
The Fine Arts Museum of the Guadeloupe Islands is located in Saint-François, along the Marina. It features, via 150 paintings, drawings or sculptures, a panorama of the Fine Arts from the 16th century to the present day, focusing on artists who were born, practise, or have practised in the islands of Guadeloupe. Highly educational and suitable to young visitors too.