Natural History MuseumCurrently Closed
- Address: La Chaussée, Port Louis, Mauritius
- Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Phone: +230-2302020639
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Family And Kids, Natural History Museums
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.
- Entry is free.
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77.49% of people who visit Port Louis include Natural History Museum in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
46.48% of people start their Natural History Museum visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Natural History Museum
58.21% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Natural History Museum
The Mauritius museum is a small but an informative place to learn lots about Mauritius from. I wish more money could be invested here to offer more but for this, visitors have to be charged, something which the country does not do. Shame!
This has been rated a very good place but the Musuem is currently closed for refurbishment.
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.
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.
Renovation is taking way too much time thus I wasn't allowed in. I'm neutral so far.