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Musee Departemental de la Martinique

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Address: 9 rue de la Liberte, Fort-de-France 97200, Martinique
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+596 596 71 57 05
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Informational exhibits on the original, pre-Columbian inhabitants of the...

Informational exhibits on the original, pre-Columbian inhabitants of the islands.

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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. The Musee gave an interesting account of a peoples/slaves who were brought to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 the exact story, as most of the signage explaining the history was in French. An... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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. Quaint, and nice break from the heat. As everything in Martinique, the signage is all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 descendents.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 explained how these people overcame the distance between the islands and how migration from South... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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