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Banana Museum (Le Musee de la Banane)

Habitation Limbe | Quartier Fourniol, 97230, Martinique
+596 596 76 27 09
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get to know your pig food

The banana tastes really never the same after you have visited the banana museum and found out that... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Reljo
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Tallinn, Estonia
Well worth the visit.

Think you know everything there is to know about bananas? Well unless you work here you probably... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Lukeysarbear
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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible1%
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Habitation Limbe | Quartier Fourniol, 97230, Martinique
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The banana tastes really never the same after you have visited the banana museum and found out that what we eat most is the "pig banana" since human bananas are not that resistant to various diseases. Really interesting place with lots of banana species to...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Think you know everything there is to know about bananas? Well unless you work here you probably don't! Really informative museum all housed in one room but the walk around the plantation is really nice with plenty to keep you occupied for an hour or...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

The museum is in one building, with free bananas, and all the exhibits are in French and English. You will leave knowing more than you imagined about this food. There is also a walk through a small, diverse banana plantation. The restaurant is pretty good....More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

The walk in the "banana garden" behind the museum was lovely! Different banana plants, beautiful flowers, walking under the tall banana plants makes you realise how giant they are. The museum is small and offers plenty of info and pictures. The road from Sainte Marie...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

It is only 7 Euro to take the tour, so I'd say that it is worth it. The gentleman at the front desk was very friendly and informative. You learn a lot about bananas (I had no idea there were so many types)! The signage...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2017

We spent about an hour or so at the museum reading the history and interesting facts about bananas. Still can't understand why bananas are so cheap! Then we went on a walking tour trough the gardens with different kinds of bananas. Unfortunately we haven't seen...More

1  Thank Natalie A
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

Interesting self guided tour of the history of banana cultivation in Martinique and the rest of the world. The grounds are beautiful. Here you will see 50+ varieties of banana plants. Keep your eyes open for local humming birds and other visitors....

1  Thank Zuluquebec
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

So I didn't know anything about the history of one of my favorite foods. I felt ignorant about eating something so often and not knowing anything about what it takes to get it in a supermarket. Incredible garden, shop and museum. Yes, free samples! Restaurant...More

1  Thank Jennifer K
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We spent about an hour reading about the history of bananas and walking through the garden which had many varieties of banana trees. The garden was beautiful and the varieties were cool to see. We'd read many reviews that said there were samples, which we'd...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The museum itself is in a modest, one room building with multiple, well researched displays, presented in French, English, and Creole. The information is enlightening, and includes many little-known facts about the history and origins of the banana, cultivation, harvesting, and commercial production. Complimentary bananas...More

2  Thank John G
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