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Review of Musee du Rhum

Musee du Rhum
Ranked #13 of 20 things to do in Sainte Rose
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Owner description: The Rum Museum immerses you in past, to discover the Guadelupian traditions, the workers in the past, and the know-how of the manufacturing of rum. From the sugar cane cut to the fabrication of agricol rum. Many objects, collections of cutlass, exhibition of the traditional jobs by time, which restore the soul of authentic Guadeloupe. The visit continues with the gallery of the big models of transport sailboats of time, redrawing the history of the first boats built until our days. The rum museum and universal welcomes the collection of the most beautiful insects and butterflies of the world (Mr Chalumeau). More than 5000 insects chosen with the biggest delicacy, as well as one of the biggest "coléoptère" of the world. And finally, the distillery REIMONENQ open more than 100 years ago in 1916, proposes you a tasting of all agricol rum. Punches and cocktails, white rums and famous old Rums which gives the taste of the traditions.
Reviewed October 9, 2013

We went to this museum as an afterthought because the Creole Museum was closed. What a lucky encounter it turned out to be! The best 6 Euros of our entire visit and well over two hours of interesting historical facts and information (in English too, in case your French is rough like mine) about the island, trade and production of sugar and rum. Before leaving you can taste one - or all - of about 15 rums and cocktails but there was no pressure to buy at the shop, although we purchased a very reasonably priced bottle of Reimonenq Rum produced in the distillery right next door.
One minor criticism; the sound quality of the film could be improved.
I would imagine that young children might be easily bored although there are some interesting animal statues that might keep them occupied. (I'm not sure what connection a giraffe, zebra and stag have with Guadeloupe and the ladies behind the till laughingly admitted that we would be unlikely to find any wandering around the plantation)
Finally, one indication of the quality of any visitor attraction is always the state of the toilets, and those at this museum were clean and well maintained.
We have no hesitation in saying that this museum is well worth a visit.

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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Fairly sizable site on part of an old rum disillary -- you get to see some information about rum, a display of old sailing ship models and more butterflies and insects than you need. Oh but when you are done you can sip the rum -- go for the old stuff -- it is much better and taken strait and warm -- yum -- all good.

By the way, you can bring your gallon container and buy real cheap rum loaded by the liter into your container. Now I am sure we all need a gallon of rum...

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Reviewed August 19, 2012

This site located near Sainte-Rose in Basse-Terre has a variety of functions, including the Reimonenq Rum Distillery with a product boutique and rum tasting, the Rum Museum, a 40 historical sailboat model display, general historical works and crafts display and a massive insect display. There is lots to visit depending on your interest. definitely a must stop while visiting Guadeloupe.

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