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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  • Interesting and educational Museum. If you enjoy museums and that you don't know the history of slavery that will interest you.
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  • In Guadeloupe and elsewhere, yesterday and today. Very educational, modern, lots of videos and audios, very well documented. To register on this tragic matter no. Provide rather 3 h
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  • The Act Memorial is a wonderful Museum on the theme of slavery. The visit is very scripted (a bit like the Joan of Arc memorial). At the corner of rooms, videos are active performed by well-known actors. The sound, very good, is broadcast simultaneously in the supplied headphones. The visit is very varied, between historical and contemporary works of Art. What fascinates is the beautiful architecture and the superb bridge not to be missed. This Memorial offers a poignant about the horrors of slavery. A great accomplishment! The only downside is the prohibition to take pictures, so no memories. Phones and devices must be stored in lockers at the entrance. The advantage is that the visit is more fluid, not people posing for endless pictures...
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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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