MUSEUM VISIT ON MAURITIUS ISLAND
Mauritius has a variety of good museums, including those commemorating various trades such as tea, post, textiles and wood.
Museum in Port Louis
Natural History Museum
The museum is a historical monument and hosts a Dodo skeleton and amongst other images of extinct and endangered species.
Visit Natural History Museum in full day excursion: City Impression & Botanical Flair
Photography MuseumThis museum shows old cameras and prints, several daguerreotypes produced in Mauritius in 1840 and a vast archive of historical photos of the island.
Blue Penny Museum
The history and art museum is one of the prime elements of the Mauritian cultural scene. It displays a precious heritage collection about Mauritius and the region. The pride of the museum’s collection is two of the world’s rarest stamps: the red one-penny and blue two-pence ‘Post Office’ stamps issued in 1847.
Visit Blue Penny Museum in half day excursion: Museum Visits
Domaine Les PaillesThe cultural and heritage centre contains a replica of a traditional ox-driven sugar mill which still produces the tropical cane sugar. The 1758 Queen Distillery where we still distil the Domaine Les Pailles Rum.
Visit Blue Penny Museum in half day excursion: Domaine Les Pailles
Museum in Mahébourg
The château, a 18th century building housing the museum outskirts of Mahébourg. The story of the French naval victory is displayed in the museum, along with salvaged items from the British frigate Magicienne, which sank in the battle. Some old maps and remands of shipwrecks explaining the human history of the Island.
Visit Naval Museum in full day excursion: Historical East
Museum in Pamplemousses
L’Aventure du Sucre
The Sugar World in the north of the island is a huge and comprehensive museum, l’Aventure du Sucre Museum not just about the sugar industry but the slave trade which is fascinating.
Museum in Moka
Eureka – Mansion Creole
Built in 1830, renovated and opened to the public as a museum in 1986, Eureka House Museum at Moka offers a magnificent view over the surrounding valley.
Visit Eureka in half day excursion: Eureka
Museum in Curepipe
Domaine des Aubineaux
Aubineaux is one of the few remaining typical colonial houses of the high plateaus which are open to the public for visits. Admire the interior of this beautiful house with its authentic furniture from days gone by, its paintings as well as photographs of Curepipe.
Visit Domaine des Aubineaux in full day excursion: Tea Route
Museum in Bois Cheri
Bois Cheri Tea Factory
Discover the thousand and one secrets about tea during the visit of the tea museum and a guided factory tour. You may then stop over at the chalet for a tea tasting session.
Visit Bois Cheri Tea Factory in full day excursion: Tea Route