Memorial Acte, Pointe-a-Pitre

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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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  • I was a little reluctant for fear that all is orchestrated but quite the opposite. This visit is a must if you want to soak up the history. I have no regrets and intend to go back on my next trip.
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  • A beautiful site, beautiful architecture, friendly staff but instransigeant on your effects that should remain in individual lockers at the entrance (phones, cameras, handbag... but all in all, it's convenient for a visit of more than 3 hours! We trust you with headphones that are synchronized to the space that you visit: absolutely not rebarbadif but very playful! This visit is very much "alive", no trouble. And, surprise, comments, explanations, the content of the exhibition is not "partisan", explained the reasons for this contribution of"labour", of the origin of slavery to the present day! A great accomplishment! As for the price? The entrance is well worth its € 15 (it is not "stolen"). For families with 2 children and more, a fee of €45 is applied! This has a cost, certainly, but we do not regret his money! The bridge allows a walk in height around the "memorial" and the possibility to admire the surrounding landscape. Do not forget! I heard a few people complain about the freshness of the temperature... (the spinners)? It is true that it was 34 degrees outside!
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  • Lots of money spent for a very poor result. This building is really too big for the small collection
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  • Really surprised to find such a well put together historical representation of the African/American slave trade in a small town on this tiny island. Beautiful building, don't be fooled by the lobby, the exhibit is top notch and the gift store is dope too. Check it out!
  • do get the audio guide. moving and informative.
  • 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
  • Excellent museum, one of the best I’ve been to in my life in terms of how interactive!
  • A part from being an enormous tribute to the victims of slavery, the monument offers beautiful area to rest, have a picnic ect. and unique view of Pointe à Pitre.

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