Schoelcher Museum

Museum Schoelcher stands today to honor a man who fought fervently for the abolition of slavery, not only in Guadeloupe, but in the whole of the Caribbean. The museum was originally opened in the 19th century with the intent of displaying artwork, and it still does to some extend, with much of Schoelcher's donated personal collection on display. Additionally, there are exhibits that detail the history of slavery on the island, as well as the life of Victor Schoelcher.

Culturally-minded vacationers understand that it is relevant to become informed about as much concerning the history and culture of the country they are visiting as they are able, and Schoelcher Museum offers up that occasion. Among the plentiful displays at Schoelcher Museum, tourists likely will enjoy a collection of permanent exhibits. These are this institution's constant expositions.

Staying Close

Consider staying in downtown Pointe A Pitre if you plan on visiting Schoelcher Museum, since travelers to this region of Guadeloupe will have convenient access to the museum throughout their trip. Despite the fact that this location isn't a major hub for tourism, you'll nevertheless find a reasonably varied selection of accommodations to choose from.

Hotels near Schoelcher Museum
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Hôtel Victoria Palace Hotel 0.4 mi. (0.7 km) E
Saint John Perse Hotel 1.0 mi. (1.0 km) NE
Residence Marifa Hotel 1.1 mi. (0.6 km) ENE
Hotel Village Soleil Hotel 2.0 mi. (3.0 km) SE
Hôtel Fleur d’Epée Resort 2.0 mi. (3.2 km) SE
Le Rotabas Hotel 2.2 mi. (2.9 km) NNE
Hotel Matic Hotel -- --

Location and What's Nearby

If you're looking for some great outdoor opportunities, consider Ilet a Cochons, the beach closest to the museum.


Operating Hours

You should call the museum in advance to determine their hours of operation.


The cost of admission is 10 francs for adults, and 5 francs for children.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (059) 082-0804

Location: 24 Rue Peynier, downtown Pointe A Pitre, Grande-Terre


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