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Banana Museum

Museum in Sainte-Marie
8 Full-fare
  • The Banana Museum is located in Sainte-Marie, a cultural landmark of the island, in the Habitation Limbé, a former sugar factory dating from the 18th century.

  • The site is articulated in many spaces:
    - In the heart of the old sugar factory, a permanent exhibition traces the history of the giant herb, from its planting to its consumption. It allows you to discover the extraordinary world of the banana through its origin, its history, its introduction on the island in 1516, its commercial culture, its use and the economic stakes on a planetary scale. You can even taste them!

    - A tropical park of 2 hectares houses a collection of more than 64...
    The site is articulated in many spaces:
    - In the heart of the old sugar factory, a permanent exhibition traces the history of the giant herb, from its planting to its consumption. It allows you to discover the extraordinary world of the banana through its origin, its history, its introduction on the island in 1516, its commercial culture, its use and the economic stakes on a planetary scale. You can even taste them!

    - A tropical park of 2 hectares houses a collection of more than 64 varieties of banana trees from all over the world as well as many trees and flowers (coffee trees, cocoa trees, alpinias, porcelain roses, breadfruit trees, heliconias pendula, pineapples). The walk is free but can be accompanied by a guide for groups. All along the way, signs are there to inform you. Attention: if the banana museum closes at 5pm, the last entries are at 4pm.

    You will discover varieties of banana trees with surprising names and shapes: Kankanbou - Makandja - Gross famm - Pink fig - Benedetta - Pisang lilin - Banane pis (only endemic variety of the island).

    - The Pierrot river and the shaded kiosks will punctuate your walk.

    - A small village with its 4 huts welcomes: a store with a multitude of products made from banana: liqueur, punch, jam, ketchup, flour, dried banana, dolls, trinkets...

    - Temporary exhibitions (video)

    - The House of Innovation

    - A restaurant "La Bananeraie" where an original traditional Creole cuisine is served through the valorization of the banana, from the starter to the dessert (see section "Where to eat")

    To know more about it, go to La route des Musées et des Jardins ! We visited for you! :

    https://www.martinique-tour.com/decouvrir/sites-a-visiter/la-route-des-musees-jardins-on-a-visite-pour-vous/

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  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French Creole
    • Spanish
    • French
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Payment methods
  • Bank card
  • Cheque
  • Cash
  • Rates
  • Adult
    8 €
  • Child rate
    6 €
Openings
  • From January 1, 2024
    until December 31, 2024
  • Monday
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday
    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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