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Banana Museum (Le Musee de la Banane)

Habitation Limbe | Quartier Fourniol, 97230, Martinique
0596 76 27 09
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Ranked #40 of 82 Attractions in Martinique
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: 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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English first
Norwich, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Dallas, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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