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Natural History Museum

Jardin de la Compagnie, Port Louis, Mauritius
+230 212 0639
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Chain on gate

Went to visit Feb 14. Polite construction worker told us that it will open later in the year... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter D
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Dallas, Texas
Poor opening info

Travelled to Port Louis specifically to go here. It was closed yet no info given on... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
Jayne H
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Walsall, England, United Kingdom
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Founded in 1880, this museum features an exhibit of the popular Dodo, the flightless bird that has been extinct since the end of the 17th century, and a vast library collection of more than 50,000 books.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good28%
  • Average34%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Jardin de la Compagnie, Port Louis, Mauritius
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to visit Feb 14. Polite construction worker told us that it will open later in the year. When asked when he said "maybe May, June'. All we saw were large dodo replicas in the yard. Went to the Central Market instead. Amazing place. Shoppers...More

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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Travelled to Port Louis specifically to go here. It was closed yet no info given on website. Grrrrrr!

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

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 indication on when it was going to re open again...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

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.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

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 quite central, it is not...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

It looks impressive from the outside although the guard on the door - not his fault, explained it was closed and will reopen in 3 weeks. I was only there for the day and possibly will never return? (What good was that?) Just kidding -...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Located in Mahebourg, this is both interesting and fascinating as it has a mixture of artifacts from local sources. Although not large in size it has enough material to keep you interested in the local history of naval artifacts and natural history.

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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Great place to see the marks left by British and French colonies, understand more about history of slaves, aquatic life and animals, dodo bird, and other endemic animals. Hope our government invest more in this unique museum and better preserve our national heritage. 可以感受英国殖民和法国殖民时期留下的痕迹,还有介绍奴隶历史,海洋世界,渡渡鸟,本地独有的鸟类植物类等。希望我们的政府多关注这个独特的博物馆,保护我们国家遗产。

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This is apparently closed for a year - refurbishment. This information is not available on their website either. When it does reopen.... please make sure you have parking tickets for zone 1 (Rup 20 per 30 min) if travelling by car.

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

Called in last September for an hour or so. We're interested in natural history so found the museum very interesting, as it was our only opportunity to see the endemic wildlife even if they were stuffed. We agree with other reviews that the dodo exhibit...More

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