Natural History Museum, Port Louis

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  • Frustrated as didn’t read reviews on here beforehand and walked around Port Louis thinking we could go and walked for a while only to get there and it be closed for the foreseeable future. No indicati...  more »
  • Hi everyone, sadly the museum is closed. Big sign on the front gate saying closed until next year, but no specific month or date saying when it will be open. The guard also just said "next year" to me...  more »
  • The place is not too big, which makes it enjoyable to visit, the entrance is free, and there you can see how the dodo used to look. Also there are other endemic species you could learn about. As it is...  more »
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  • 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
  • A beautiful place to visit
  • It is a small museum, a bit hard to find the entrance. It is free and has interesting information on the dodo.
  • Small, but perfectly formed.

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Where to stay in Port Louis

Port Louis doesn't have a huge range of places to stay--and the city is not the most bustling after dark. Still, you'll find a couple of options here and there. On the waterfront, a few viable luxury lodgings offer amenities such as annexed seafood restaurants, bars, and air conditioning. Alternatively, head farther down the coast for numerous better value options in dedicated tourist resorts. Even relatively small fishing villages have some decent homestay or guesthouse lodgings.
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