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.

This museum shows out-of-towners a distinct look regarding how the people of Guadeloupe regard the subject. As part of the bounteous presentations at this attraction, tourists will make note of a selection of permanent exhibits. These are this site's unchanging displays.

Staying Close

Consider staying in downtown Pointe A Pitre if you plan on visiting Schoelcher Museum, as those visiting this part of Guadeloupe will have the benefit of convenient access to the museum during their time there. There are a decent selection of hotels stationed around the area surrounding the museum.

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
Hôtel 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

And, one of the most enjoyable possibilities while spending an afternoon exploring the area is eating fare at a restaurant within traveling distance of Schoelcher Museum. The nearest eatery is Maharajah Monty Pointe a Pitre, which offers Indian food. Maharajah Monty Pointe a Pitre is just around a couple hundred yards from this landmark, so stop by and peruse the menu. Also within reach, you and your group will find options like KFC Pointe-a-Pitre and Bella Vita where you and your group will want to eat some Italian cuisine and experience the Guadeloupe culture.


Operating Hours

You should call the museum in advance for their operating hours.


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, Pointe A Pitre, Grande-Terre


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