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Praslin Museum

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Unusual museum

The Praslin Museum is a place consisting of bushes and other plants, animals and several... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2018
periandro
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Luxembourg
Good to visit

Worth to visit museum while you're on this island. It's not very far and accessible with local... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2018
Cecil L
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Route de Cote d'Or, Praslin Island, Seychelles
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

The Praslin Museum is a place consisting of bushes and other plants, animals and several outbuildings containing items of different nature, as well as other objects in the open air. In that Museum one may get an insight into the Seychelles tradition and culture as...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank periandro
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Worth to visit museum while you're on this island. It's not very far and accessible with local public bus in early morning hours as bus take quite a long waiting time.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Cecil L
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Your opinion on the Praslin Museum will depend largely on whether you are a glass half full or a glass half empty person. There is no doubt it’s a bit of a disappointment when you arrive. No actual museum, a cage of fruit bats, a...More

Date of experience: October 2017
5  Thank BenReeveUK
Reviewed 23 June 2017

It's not quite like other museums. There are certain items on display, for which descriptions are provided by a resident guide. There are also bats and tortoises and for kids, guinea pigs. All to be viewed up close. You will get to try your hand...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank ZinamonKveen
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This so called museum is false marketing and plain cheating!!! When you enter you are asked to pay 180 rupies (12 euro) All there is to see is a cage with a few fruit bats some chickens, guinnepigs and turtels (all locked up in small...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Family_Lund
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

But, what it is, is a laboratory for medicinal Plants that would be an herbalists dream. All types of bushes and plants that can be processed and used for holistic medications. They tend to fruit bats which you can get up close and personal and...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank JordanS8
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

180 rupees to see some fruit bats and turtles and chickens cooped up in a tiny cage. Fruit bats fly everywhere here, tortoises can be seen all around the island at some restaurants/ hotels for free, and chickens shouldn't be caged up like that. Save...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank amandasauzier
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Make sure you have the owner tour guide on arrival, who will talk you through the history of spices, all the trees in the yard, the history of everything is Praslin. Fruit bats and turtles on site to make friends with, coconut dehusking you can...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank HugiGrasmere_UK
Reviewed 20 May 2016

On a windy overcast day we decided to visit the museum. As we entered the premise we were greeted by a bunch of tortoises stuck in a extremely small pen and 3 bats in a cage that had no environmental enrichment at all. To top...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Silvi227
Reviewed 1 May 2016

It is not a museum, everything whats on offer, which is not much, you see in praslin anyway! He wanted 180rupees per person! Crazy man .. When negotiating the price he got very agressive!

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank sarik29
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