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August 14, 2019

Re-opening of Natural History Museum, Chaussée, Po ...

  The Mauritius Museums Council is glad to inform the general public that the renovation of the Natural History Museum, Port Louis is completed and is re-opened for visits as from 14 August 2019. A new Fish Gallery has also been inaugurated to replace the  Marine gallery. The other three galleries have been re-styled and arranged with new specimens and panels to give a new look. Entrance :Free         

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Start Time:May 18, 2019

International Museum Day - 2019

​In the context of International Museum Day, the Mauritius Museums council has organised an Exhibition on, "Le Naufrage du Saint-Géran et la Légende de Paul et Virginie" at the National History Museum, Mahebourg. The Exhibition  will be opened for visits until the end of August 2019..                                           Le Naufrage du Saint-Géran et la Légende de Paul et Virginie    Il y a 275 ans, au large de l’Ile d’Ambre, s’échouait le Saint-Géran. Coïncidence curieuse : ce navire portait les premières machineries pour la sucrerie nouvellement fondée de la  VilleBague et Labourdonnais, qui les avait commandées, les attendait impatiemment  pour faire sa première coup ...

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Start Time:May 25, 2018|Category: Public

International Museum Day - 2018

​In the context of International Museum Day, the Mauritius Museums Council has organised two painting competitions at national level among students of grade 12 in Mauritius and Rodrigues. The themes chosen were as follows: 1- Local Trees of Mauritius 2- Lame dan Lame pou enn Lil Moris Modern A Prize giving ceremony and an exhibition on Edward Pitot also was held at the National History Museum, Mahebourg on 18th May 2018. Winners of the competitions were awarded prizes as follows: Theme : Local Trees of Mauritius 1st Prize:     Brouard Hannah of Northfields International School, Mapou 2nd Prize:   Gunga Nuweshari of Mauritius College Boys, Curepipe 3rd Prize:    Lo Wan Sing Jean-Fra ...

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Start Time:Nov 13, 2017

Photo Exhibition

​On the occasion of 50th  Anniversary of Independence of Mauritius, the MTPA has organised a Photo Exibition in the compound of the National History Museum, Mahebourg as from 31st October 2017 for a period of 3 months..                        ...

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Start Time:Jun 01, 2017|Category: Public

International Museum Day - 2017

International Museum Day is celebrated on 18 May every year  and the theme  for this year is "Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in Museums" ​ In the context of International Museum Day 2017, the Mauritius Museums Council has put on display an exhibition commemorating 450 years birth anniversary of Pieter Both "Pieter Both Premier gouverneur général des Indes orientales néerlandaises et son naufrage à l’île Maurice en 1615"   at the National History Museum, Mahebourg. The Exhibition will remain open to visitors untill the end of October 2017.   This Exhibition relates the life of Pieter Both .   Pieter Both born at Amersfoort in Holland in ...

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Start Time:Nov 10, 2016

Exhibition - Arrival of the Indentured Labourers

To commemorate the 182nd Anniversary of the Arrival of the Indentured Labourers, the Mauritius Museums Council in collabaration with the Ministry of Arts and Culture has organised an Exhibition at the National History Museum, Mahebourg on 10 November 2016.Title of Exhibition is 'They came to Mauritian Shores', An Overview of the History of the Indentured Labourers in Colonial Mauritius.The Exhibition was inaugurated by the Minister of Arts and Culture, Hon. Santaram Baboo in the presence of H.E.Mr AbbayThakur, High Commossioner  of India and Hon. Mahen  Jugroo, Govt. Chief Whip. ...

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Natural History Museum is located on the ground floor of the Mauritius Institute Building, right in front of the Jardin de la Compagnie, in the heart of the City of Port Louis

The Frederik Hendrik Museum is located on the south-east coast of Mauritius. It is situated at the Vieux Grand Port Historic Site, the cradle of Mauritian History. This is the site of the first human settlement in Mauritius.

The National History Museum is situated at Mahebourg, in a fine park extending to about 12 acres, on the bank of River La Chaux. It is housed in Chateau Gheude (also known as Maison Robillard), an old French colonial country house built around 1772 and presently listed as a national heritage.
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