Memorial Acte, Pointe-a-Pitre

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#1 of 14 in Museums in Guadeloupe
Learn about 15th and 19th century Caribbean history at Memorial Acte. Audioguides, short films, factual documents, and artifacts teach you about slavery and the indigenous population of the Caribbean. The design of the building features interlaced silver steel covering black granite with quartz chips. This represents the millions of lost souls clinging to a black box. No items are allowed inside the museum, so bring some change for the lockers to put your personal belongings in. To visit Memorial Acte on your holiday in Pointe-a-Pitre, and find out what else Pointe-a-Pitre has to offer, use our Pointe-a-Pitre road trip planning tool .
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  • Museum modern with audio-guide that is automatically activated by area and accompanied by videos and objects from collections that make dynamic visit. There are dynamic books too, touch with additional readings to the audio guides. The story covers slavery, Guadeloupe, the Caribbean, the West Indies, Africa, blacks, the abolition of slavery, the France in the face of all this. Very interesting! 15 euros per person, with discount for children, teachers, or seniors. Free parking in the street annex and parking provided in the face. Bar-restaurant in the same complex. By reading all the dynamic books, listening to all the audios and looking all videos ca took us 3 hours.
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  • We visited this museum on a Sunday and were not sure if it was open as from a distance there did not seem to be any cars or people. I am so thankful that we decided to walk there anyway. One would nev...  more »
  • history of slavery and all the social elements of the era, a lot of different media (videos, works of art, period pieces, people told stories making the very complete and very lively exhibition. An audio guide high-tech that fires and changes of chapter as one moves in the exhibition. Recommend for a rainy day!
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  • Quite possibly the world's best museum of the history of slavery. The exhibits are well designed and educational. The building is a modern design - visually intriguing outside and well laid out inside
  • I just lean more from black story how slave came from Africa. It was a good experience for me my vacation in Guadeloupe. I be back again
  • Very nice building, but it looks very out of place! Nice open wi-fi though!
  • Didnt go in cause they were closing.....but the outside was awesome
  • Unfortunately did not get a chance to go inside but the exhibits on the outside were cool.

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