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 travelers to this area of Guadeloupe will have convenient access to the museum during their time there. Tourists will find a decent selection of lodgings situated around the area surrounding the museum.

Hotels near Musee du Rhum
Hotel Type Island Distance Direction
La Sucrerie Du Comte Cottages Basse-Terre 2.7 mi. (23.3 km) NW
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
Tendacayou Lodge Basse-Terre 6.5 mi. (28.8 km) W

Location and What's Nearby

Guests to Musee du Rhum often make their way over to Plage des Amandiers in addition a nearby beach, and a terrific location for those seeking a little fun in the sun.


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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