In 2008, the ‘Saga du Rhum’ Museum, the only museum dedicated to Reunion Island rum, opened to the public. The first stone was laid in 2005. Located in the very heart of the Isautier distillery, the oldest one still in use on the island. The museum offers visitors a journey through the heart of the history of Reunion Island: via a tour that is cultural, sensual and technological, the museum focuses on the three distilleries on the island (Rivière du Mât, Savanna and Isautier).

There is an exceptional object exhibited in the museum: an authentic mill used to crush sugarcane in the 1940s. Originally from the distillery of La Jamaïque in Saint-Denis, it was installed at the heart of the Isautier distillery at the end of the 1960s and was used until the end of the 1980s!
Granted the labels of ‘Qualité Tourisme Réunion’ (Reunion Quality Tourism), ‘Tourisme & Handicap’ (Tourism & Handicap), the Saga du Rhum Museum was also awarded the Accessibility Trophy for 2014.

The museum is the only one on the island to be so well adapted to the disabled. 
It was also granted an award by the Inquiry Commission on access for the deaf (CEA), and given the ‘Surdité-LSF’ label.

Photo: Former mill visible at the Saga du Rhum Museum