Museum created in 1984. A public establishment under the control of the Direction of the Museums of France. Permanent exhibition of archaeology, temporary art exhibition, auditorium and library. Place of knowledge and exchange, the departmental museum Edgar Clerc is devoted to pre-Colombian archaeology. In a first part, the exhibition allows the public to rediscover the work of Edgar Clerc on the sites of Grande-Terre such as Morel, and the exceptional discoveries he has uncovered. The exhibition shows how his pioneering work helped to redefine the Amerindian chronology in Guadeloupe and to address certain aspects of the daily life of Native Americans during the early pre-Colombian period (200 BC – 800 AD), especially pottery. , ornaments and three-points. In a second part, the exhibition presents for the first time to the public the research of the University of Leiden on major sites of Grande-Terre, like that of Anse-a-la-Gourde. Later (600 to 1500 AD), these sites complete our chronological vision compared to Edgar Clerc and above all brought totally innovative data on Native American habitat or funerary customs.
An educational trail on Native American plants has been created in the museum park. The Native American garden of medicinal plants, freely accessible, can be visited with a gardener-guide in the morning.
With a public service, the museum receives school groups and CLSH throughout the year. Children can participate in various educational workshops (adornos, pottery, petroglyph …), available according to the number of children and the time provided on site.
Access: Coming from Morne-A-L’eau, take direction Le Moule. Before the village, at the chapel, take the direction of Petit-Canal; the museum is 400m to the right. Coming from Saint-François after the bridge of the bay, take direction Petit-Canal.