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Banana Museum (Le Musee de la Banane)

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Address: Habitation Limbe | Quartier Fourniol, 97230, Martinique
Phone Number: 0596 76 27 09
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Set in a working plantation, this museum covers everything you could...

Set in a working plantation, this museum covers everything you could possibly want to know about the banana, from harvesting to packaging to its depiction in pottery and art.

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We were looking for something interesting to do and decided on the Musee de la Banane, even though it's all the way across the island from where we're staying. The inside part of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Amy T
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for something interesting to do and decided on the Musee de la Banane, even though it's all the way across the island from where we're staying. The inside part of the museum was in English, which is hard to find, and super educational. Sure, some of the translations are weird, but it was charming, and there were... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When the rain closed the Gorges de la Falaise, we ventured to the Banana Museum to salvage our drive to the north side of the island. It's about a 5 minute drive inland from St. Marie and well marked from the main road. Upon entering, the indoor part of the museum tells a fascinating history of bananas. Each board has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A bit off the beaten path but worth the trip! After a lack luster trip for a Sainte James Rhum tour, we stopped at the Banana Museum. Much to our surprise it was really lovely. A small but interesting indoor museum had lots of information about bananas and even a few samples to compare/contrast a few types of bananas. The... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We had no preconceptions and visited on the off-chance and, as is often the case, enjoyed our visit all the more. The entry fee (7 euros) allowed us to browse a display in French and English (something that we didn't find very often during our stay!) about the evolution of the banana plant, its importance in world trade, plantation life... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I visited this out door museum years ago, not much changed, but I enjoyed it just the same this time around. The information section is well done and informative. Outside was no frills with many banana plants to be seen in all flouring stadiums. Finally in the small shop you can taste and buy everything made of banana. A much... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

My wife and I stopped in here after we visited the St. James Plantation. For a small fee we spent quite some time learning about the history of the banana and how they were introduced to Martinique. Luckily for us, the displays inside the museum were written in English as well as French. Some of the displays were a little... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

The museum covers all topics connected to bananas, from botanical facts (varieties) to health aspects and global production trends and figures. Quite interesting to see all the different species in the natural setting. The entrance fee it quite high, as well as the different products that can be bought at the museum shop. However, definitely worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2011

Learned about 60 types of bananas which are grown all over the world. Museum has video and displays which are quite interesting, yet simple. The gift shop had samples of banana ketchup, banana wine and banana bread and cake. We sampled and bought alot of things for gifts to bring back home. The nicest people run this museum, nicer than... More 

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