Natural History Museum, Port Louis

Currently Closed
  • Address: La Chaussée, Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +230-2302020639
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Natural History Museum
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About Natural History Museum, Port Louis

The Natural History Museum in Port Louis is famous for its life size replica of the Dodo, a bird which is now extinct. The oldest museum of Mauritius is located in the centre of the city and provides a peaceful gateway from the bustle of the city. The Dodo replica of the Natural History Museum is so well known that they have recently renovated and dedicated an entire room to the extinct bird. Everything you need to know about the Dodo falls within these walls. The other rooms of the museum are dedicated to the other birds, reptiles and corals that are found in the land.

Natural History Museum Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.

How To reach Natural History Museum by Public Transport

  • Victoria Square (Bus Stop)

Restaurants Near Natural History Museum

  • Lambic (International cuisine)
  • Blacksteers (Barbeque recommended)
  • Namaste (Indian cuisine)

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Things to Know Before Visiting Natural History Museum

  • 69.21% of people who visit Port Louis include Natural History Museum in their plan

  • 37.67% of people start their Natural History Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Natural History Museum

Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday

63.76% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Natural History Museum

People normally club together Caudan Waterfront and Champ De Mars Racecourse while planning their visit to Natural History Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Natural History Museum, Port Louis Reviews

  • Renovation is taking way too much time thus I wasn't allowed in. I'm neutral so far.

  • I didn't get a chance to go in since it is under renovation which I only know when I am there. So please double check if it reopens when you go there.

  • Small, but perfectly formed. It is housed in what looks like an old colonial house, with tall ceilings. Good exhibits on the Dodo and the history of the island. I liked the multicoloured Dodos in the grounds. It only takes 30-60 minutes to look around. Well worth seeing.

  • This probably is the smallest museum I ever been. But the contents is great. I learned a lot from this trip. Worth

  • The only natural history museum in Mauritius. Not very dynamic but very interesting nevertheless. The whale seems very artificial now, after all these years of painting and repainting.

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