Martinique eruption museum

This item appears on page 4 of the January 2020 issue.

The Frank A. Perret Museum in Saint-Pierre, Martinique, commemorates the volcanic eruption of May 8, 1902, that buried much of the city and killed more than 30,000 people, leaving only three residents alive.
Closed for five months for expansion, the museum reopened in May 2019 as the Mémorial de la Catastrophe de 1902 (169 rue Victor-Hugo; phone +222 05 96 78 15 19, [in French only]).
It displays more than 400 artifacts recovered from the buried city plus exhibits on life before and after the eruption. Open daily, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. €8 (near $9).