Despite its image as a paradise island full of sandy beaches and turquoise lagoons, Mauritius also has other riches to offer. Its important historical and cultural heritage will captivate your attention.
Discover the museums, all different and located in the four corners of the island, to learn more about the colonial era or the tea plantation! Visits are all day, usually from 09:00 to 17:00 or 17:30, and rates are very affordable, with discounts for children and students.
Located in Port Louis, lovers will appreciate this museum of history which offers a real return to the past, with a visit of 45 minutes - 1 hour.
Do not miss this famous blue stamp, the blue penny, the most expensive stamp in the world.
It is possible to organise group visits outside the normal schedules but also visits with experts who will be able to explain to you the specificities of the museum and the historical anecdotes to know and that will make your visit even more unforgettable.
Adult: 245 MUR / person (6 €)
Child / Student: 120 MUR / person (3 €)
Family (2 adults + 2 children): 580 MUR / person (15 €)
Group of more than 10 adults: 200 MUR / person (5 €)
Group of more than 10 children: 90 MUR / person (2 €)
This charming colonial house that stretches over 540 hectares will teach you more about life in Mauritius in the 19th century.
You will be able to observe the furniture of the time but also to immerse yourself in the culture and history that have marked the island.
A restaurant is located inside the castle.
Adult: 385 MUR / person (10 €)
Student: 250 MUR / person (with proof) (6 €)
Child (4 - 12 years): 220 MUR / person (5 €)
Elderly person: 350 MUR / person (9 €)
This fun museum is a must for curious people who want to have fun. Located in Chamarel, you can enjoy a fun visit after visiting the sublime land of 7 colours.
Come to challenge your senses with games of light, sounds and perspectives whether you are with family or friends.
350 MUR / person - 10 €
200 MUR / child (from 3 to 12 years old) - 5 €
Come to discover the history of one of the commodities that made the wealth of Mauritius: sugarcane! In this museum you will learn how it was grown to produce sugar, as valuable as gold in the past.
You can even get involved in the process because every Wednesday at 10:30, you can go to the plantations and learn how to cut sugarcanes.
The experts who will supervise you will be there to explain the benefits of this plant that has been cultivated for years on the island.
Adult: 380 MUR / person (10 €)
Child (6 to 13 years): 190 MUR / person (5 €)
Students (on proof of 13 years to 26 years): 190 MUR / person (5 €)
Open from 09:00 to 17:00, located a few kilometres from Grand Bassin, this museum proposes you to discover the central importance of tea in Mauritius.
You can follow the different stages of tea production: from picking to fermentation and sifting.
Take a journey back in time by discovering the old machines devoted to tea production.
Do not forget to bring back a few tea cans for you and your loved ones.