The Musée Volcanologique contains exhibits, photographs, and documents that tell the story of the 1902 eruption of Montagne Pelée, which destroyed the city of Saint Pierre and its entire population of 30,000. The small museum contains contorted glass, soot-streaked porcelain, a petrified clock stopped at the exact moment of the eruption, and other assorted items salvaged from the eruption's rubble.

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Away Travel Expert: Candyce H. Stapen
FamilyExpert Rating 3.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • The Cyparis Express, a small train, tours the town; however, commentary is likely to be in French.
  • At the museum, which interprets the 1902 eruption of Mount Pelee that killed 30,000 people in three minutes, look for the petrified spaghetti.

rue Victor Hugo
Parking: 9am-5pm
Price: $3.25, free for children 7 and under

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 596/78-15-16
Price Information: $3.25, free for children 7 and under
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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