Musee du Rhum

Although the name of the museum may have you convinced you'll only be learning about rum, there is much more to be seen here regarding the history of the entire country.


The main exhibit of the museum takes you through three centuries of history about the art of making rum, using the distillery next door as their main focal point. After viewing a video you can taste the varieties of rum, then move on to the fully reconstructed cooper's shop, view over 5,000 insects, and view other artifacts that are important to the natural history of Guadeloupe. Another exhibit features scale yacht models, and yet another focuses on the cultures and traditions of the country.

Staying Close

Musee du Rhum is located on Basse-Terre, which means those staying in this region of Guadeloupe will be pleased to have easy museum access for the duration of their trip. There is a reasonably good selection of hotels in the region surrounding this museum.

Hotels near Musee du Rhum
Hotel Type Island Distance Direction
The African Regent Hotel Cottages Basse-Terre 2.7 mi. (23.3 km) NW
Caraibes Royal Hotel Basse-Terre 6.2 mi. ( km) WNW
Langley Resort Hotel Fort Royal Hotel Basse-Terre 6.2 mi. (29.2 km) WNW
Caraib Bay Hotel Lodge Basse-Terre 6.3 mi. (28.8 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

If outdoor pursuits are also on your Guadeloupe vacation checklist, visit Plage des Amandiers, the most convenient beach to access from this museum.


Operating Hours

The museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.


Children under the age of 10 pay 3 €, teenagers pay 4 €, and adults pay 6 €.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (059) 028-8255

Location: Basse-Terre



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