Natural History Museum, Port Louis

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  • Travelled to Port Louis specifically to go here. It was closed yet no info given on website. Grrrrrr!  more »
  • Not able to visit the Museum, it is in the works. We just could see the garden through the railings. Too bad!
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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 »
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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
  • It is a small museum, a bit hard to find the entrance. It is free and has interesting information on the dodo.
  • 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.
  • Old but nice museum.. Closed on Wednesdays.

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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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