The Schoelcher Museum stands today to honor a man who fought fervently for the abolition of slavery, not only in Guadeloupe, but throughout the Caribbean. The museum was opened in the 19th century with the purpose of displaying works of art, and it still does so to some extent, with much of Schoelcher’s personal collection donated to it. In addition, exhibits detail the history of slavery on the island, as well as the life of Victor Schoelcher.
Culturally conscious vacationers understand the importance of learning as much as possible about the history and culture of the country they are visiting, and the Schoelcher Museum provides that opportunity. Among the many exhibits at the Schoelcher Museum, tourists will likely enjoy a collection of permanent exhibits. These are the permanent exhibits of this institution.
If you plan to visit the Schoelcher Museum, consider staying in downtown Pointe A Pitre, as travelers to this area of Guadeloupe will have convenient access to the museum throughout their trip.
How to get to the museum
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 9am to 5pm
The entrance ticket is free
24 Rue du Marquis Louis de Thomassin Peynier, Pointe-à-Pitre 97110, Guadeloupe