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Memorial to the 1902 catastrophe - Frank A. Perret museum

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  • Memorial to the 1902 disaster - Frank A. Perret Museum

    The Frank A. Perret Museum, founded in 1933 by vulcanologist Frank A. Perret, traces the history of Saint-Pierre before and after the devastating eruption of Mount Pelée on 8 May 1902.

    The first museum of its kind in Martinique, it offers an immersive cultural experience thanks to audio guides on this disaster, with a multi-curricular approach: a family tour aimed at young children, a tour of the objects on display and a narrative...
    Memorial to the 1902 disaster - Frank A. Perret Museum

    The Frank A. Perret Museum, founded in 1933 by vulcanologist Frank A. Perret, traces the history of Saint-Pierre before and after the devastating eruption of Mount Pelée on 8 May 1902.

    The first museum of its kind in Martinique, it offers an immersive cultural experience thanks to audio guides on this disaster, with a multi-curricular approach: a family tour aimed at young children, a tour of the objects on display and a narrative tour featuring testimonies from contemporaries, scenes from life and stories about the town of Saint-Pierre, which you can alternate as you wish.

    The exhibition features objects deformed by the intense heat of the eruption, such as the bronze bell from the church of Saint-Etienne-du-Centre and the grate from the Cyparis dungeon, as well as artefacts from recent archaeological digs. A dedicated room lists the names of the 7,500 victims identified to date. Old films and an audio guide provide testimonies from contemporaries of the disaster.

    The Frank A. Perret Museum is managed by the Fondation Clément and belongs to the town of Saint-Pierre. The building, designed by architect Olivier Compère, features a burnt-wood façade using the Japanese Shu sugi ban technique, a reminder of the town's tragic history.

    An instructive and moving visit! Not to be missed!

    To find out more, visit the Museums and Gardens Route! 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
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Payment methods
  • American Express
  • Carte Bleue/Credit card
  • Cash
  • Rates
  • Adult
    8 €
  • Child rate
    6 €
  • Child rate
    Free
Openings
  • From January 1, 2024
    until December 31, 2025
  • Monday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Saturday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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