The Musée Municipal de Saint Barthélemy in the capital Gustavia contains the first and most comprehensive collection of sociological, ethnic, economic, geological and zoological information from the entire island.
The Musée Municipal de Saint Barthélemy is the municipal museum of the exclusive Caribbean island of Saint Barthélemy, or St Barth for short. It is located at the harbour of the capital Gustavia at the far end of La Pointe.
The museum is housed in a historic two-storey stone house. It is therefore also called "Wall House", not to be confused with the fine gourmet restaurant Wall House Restaurant, which is just nearby. The building dates back to the Swedish colonial period and was built around the beginning of the 19th century.
Places of interest in the St Barth Museum
The Musée Municipal de Saint Barthélemy is the largest collection on St Barth dedicated to the history of the small Caribbean island. Over the years, St. Barth has been under French, Swedish and British rule. The respective occupying powers and their legacies are presented in the form of documents, maps, photographs and paintings in the Musée Municipal. Exhibitions of historical costumes, everyday objects and tools give an idea of life in St. Barth in the past.
Prepared plants and animals present the fauna and flora of the Caribbean island. Thus, the Musée Municipal de Saint Barthélemy contains the first and most comprehensive collection of sociological, ethnic, economic, geological and zoological information of the entire island.
Models of Creole houses and historic fishing boats are also on display on the ground floor. The associated library contains further documents and a large number of books on the history of St. Barth.
Visitors interested in culture to the Musée Municipal de Saint Barthélemy learn about St. Barth's highly interesting past, from the early days of colonisation to today's modern tourist island.