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January 31, 2017

Renovation of Natural History Museum, Port Louis

​The Mauritius Museums Council wish to inform the general public that the Natural History Museum, Port Louis is under major renovation and is closed for visits untill further notice. However. we wish to inform the public that some specimens have been transfered and displayed at other Museums as follows: 1- Skeleton of Dodo, skeleton of Solitaire of Rodrigues and Poule Rouge have been displayed at the National History Museum, Mahebourg. 2- Collection of insects have been displayed at Robert Edward Hart Memorial Museum, Souillac. 3- Collection of shells at Frederik Hendrik Museum. Vieux Grand port  The Mauritius Museums Council regrets for all inconveniences caused.

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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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Start Time:Jun 07, 2016

International Museum Day - 2016

International Museum day is celebrated every year on 18 May to improve public awareness on the role of museums in the development of Society. This year's theme, Museums and Cultural Landscapes highlights the responsibility of museums not only to their collections, but also to their environment, including the cities, villages and communities to which they belong, and calls on them to promote and communicate about their own collections and the cultural and natural heritage around them, to celebrate the complex link between people and their environment. In this context, the Mauritius Museums Council mounted an Exhibition on " Lapérouse - Navigateur des Lumière, which was inaugurated by Ho ...

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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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