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Memorial Acte, Pointe-a-Pitre
(4.1/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Memorial Acte and many more Pointe-a-Pitre attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Pointe-a-Pitre vacation builder.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Beautiful, exciting, touching, sad,... A lot of emotions in front of such barbarism and an end which shows that men today are still nothing understood... Human cruelty of yesterday, today and tomorrow... Must visit
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  • Very modern and splendid architectural building. Very comprehensive Memorial in its "entirety" (land) and in the "temporality". Very informative content and some rooms revealing a very poignant atmosphere. It is not free! Works of art will find "conveniently" to visit (the tree of forgetfulness: magnificent!). In short, a crush! From a more 'technical' point of view (to read more as suggestions than criticisms), provide a good half day. System very interesting audio but sync issue with starts of videos or tapes his (taken along the way). The visit followed by my daughter aged 12, much more complicated for my son for 10 years (on the duration and concentration). I do not necessarily advise to young children). In the Gallery of portraits, a small descriptive booster shot would be well coming! A few smiles on the part of the hostesses would also be very significant. Thanks again and well done
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  • an exciting experience for all walks of life. We learn a lot, since the architecture of the buildings, to the history of slavery in the Caribbean. Bring the children absolutely that this don't do that again. It is a Museum of modern memory also intended to build a better future.
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  • Very nice buildings... Playful, who joined the exhibition "in memory of slavery" large cap small canal... A. redo... Children of young ages... More difficult to manage. not adapt
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  • Visit to a memorial on the theme of slavery that goes beyond the slave. The journey within the Museum ends with a reflection on slavery in the 21st century. The memorial offers a thematic approach to the tour and gives keys for those who want to deepen thereafter. The themes are well thought out 1. the Indians of the Caribbean (tainos...) 2. the pirates (notice wonders that come to the pirates in there? Ma'am I will answer the next thing "do not confuse the"Pirates of the Caribbean"film with what you saw at the memorial. n is not in a movie. Have you wondered why the memorial historians put a sequence on the pirates in a memorial to slavery? If you had leafed through a history textbook, you probably would have not asked the question. Well Yes, piracy has shaped the history of the Caribbean by contributing illegally to the triangular trade... 3. the Treaty. the role of the Church, figures are given, strings shown, commerce explained briefly, some extracts of the black code., etc. A presentation for some "sanitized of suffering" notice. The lady who thinks about it, I say "Ma'am, nothing no was sanitized. You probably expect color photos? Perhaps you missed some sketches or written records that were under windows? What did you expect? The Museum gives the keys of reading. The suffering, the systematic rape, mutilation, all that we know. 4. the resistance fighters. (marronage) 5. Africa. A notice says"caricature of Africa"? We give you the keys of reading! At you of advance 6. francs Masons: must speak because they have had a role. There are whole dissertations on the subject of Freemasonry and their role in this period 5. Culture and religious syncretism 6. The fight to restore the dignity of the black man 7. Segregation in the USA anyway, I could go on: most 2 h 30 visit the Museum. What is missing:-the role of the bekes of slavery to the present day (it's nowhere, which is a serious error) - Union struggles as a response to a domination of a colonial and post-colonial elite - if you go there with your children, it is important to explain to them what they do not understand and especially to continue the debate with them in support of reference book without prejudice, with humility, with intelligence and without words devoid of all knowledge. Personally, I recommend a visit to this museum which has at least the merit to exist. THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO THINK THIS PROJECT OF MEMORIAL!
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  • Very nice building... fun course and plaisoant but watered down... big disappointment on the bottom for a historic memorial.. .very few elements on the resistance... a passage on the masons francs? What is it? What do the pirates in this memorial on slavery... ... cartoons of Africa... A sanitized presentation of the suffering... Short beautiful flower odorless...
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  • A must-see if you are in Guadeloupe. Gives a panorama out of the ordinary in the history of slavery. It takes at least 2 hours for the visit.
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  • Blah don't do share in the rain. The story is well told. But the price is too high in comparison to the attraction...
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