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Piratenmuseum in Antananarivo

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Address: 103 Rue de Liege, Antananarivo 101, Madagascar
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+261 20 22 625 27
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If you want to know the history of piracy

It is easy to walk past the museum as it is on the fourth floor of a building. However, it is worth following the signs past residential flats and offices until you find it. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 August 2016
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

It is easy to walk past the museum as it is on the fourth floor of a building. However, it is worth following the signs past residential flats and offices until you find it. The museum is about information rather than artefacts. Information boards tell the history of piracy from Viking times to today, with of course particular emphasis on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

It is one of the best. Very nice staff and lovely place. Especially the garden. Amazing zébu or local buffalo steak meat, so delicious. A bit expensive though but is worth it. Their deserts are real good. The vanilla chocolate cake can't wait to taste next time. I like the place and I recommend it.

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1 Thank Abdulhakeem B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

Small Museum about olf style piracy 300 years ago. Much Information about woman pirates and also piracy in Madagascar. The very informative texts are in French, but a nice lady translates free of charge into English. The Museum is in the 4th floor in the building just before the White Palace Hotel, 200 meters from the main railway Station.

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2 Thank Baobab-vaovao
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2015

A small museum connected to a travel agency. In case you look for it, it's next to the hotel white place. In a 45 min guided tour you learn a the story about pirates not only in Mada but also in the Caribean. There's no real exhibits, only posters. It's certainly interesting but the entrance fee is exaggerated.

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4 Thank Julia S
Milan, Italy
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

Only boards with the history of pirates. If you want the guys and the girls can explain in english. If you really have nothing better to do ... visit it, but....

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Saskatoon, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

After searching for a long while we found the museum, quite quaint actually. But it's basically all text and 100% French. My boyfriend is bilingual and he even had difficulties with it. The search was fun (except for the pickpockets) but we would have skipped it if we had known.

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4 Thank leannesophia
Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2014

Pirates in Madagascar? why? when? The museum explains it all... The museum is 200 meters from the main railwaystation away and open all week.

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2 Thank Franz S
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

To be honest this museum was really not as exciting as I thought it could be, considering Madagascars history with Pirates. It included a lot of written information which is all in French. As we only speak English the staff kindly gave us a discount. The entrance fee is 10 000 Ary per adult, and as we are a family... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2012 via mobile

Nice small museum. I learned much about the malagasy pirates :-) Trønderpi

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