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February 23, 2021

Donation of shipwrecks objects by Mauritius Marine ...

Donations Objets d’Épaves février 2021   Plusieurs collections d’objets d’épave ont été données à Yann von Arnim par des plongeurs pour la plupart aujourd’hui décédés. Avec l’accord des héritiers ou des donateurs, ce dernier a proposé que des objets de ces collections soient remis au Musée National d’Histoire de Mahébourg. Comme les objets avaient été donnés en vrac, une étude a dû être réalisée par la Mauritius Marine Conservation Society pour les identifier, les nettoyer, les traiter et les cataloguer. Au final pour chaque épave un inventaire a été réalisé et les objets ont été rangés dans des boites selon leur type. Par ailleurs les détails sur l’origine de chaque collection sont donnés avec chaque inventaire.   La donation de févr ...

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December 04, 2020

Official visit at the Museum

1. Mrs Linda Ramkalawan, First Lady of the Republic of Seychelles, visited the Natural History Museum, Chaussée, Port Louis on Monday 30 November 2020 accompanied by Hon. Minister of Gender Equality and Family Welfare, Mrs Kalpana Devi Koonjoo-shah.They were welcomed by Mr S. Dulthumun, Chairman of the Mauritius Museums Council  Board and Mr V. Rupear, Director of the Natural History Museum. Mr V. Rupear guided the visit. 2. The American Ambassador and other officials of the US Embassy visited the Natural History Museum on Wednesday 02 December 2020 in the presence of Mr S. Dulthumun, Chairman of the Mauritius Museums Council Board and Mr V. Rupear, Director of the Natural History Museum. Mr V. Rupear guided the visit.

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November 06, 2020


MAURITIUS MUSEUMS COUNCILCLOSURE OF MUSEUM ​The public is hereby informed that the SOOKDEO BISSOONDOYAL MEMORIAL MUSEUM, ROYAL ROAD , TYACK will be CLOSED to public due to major renovation works as from Monday 09 November 2020 until further notice ​​

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Start Time:May 06, 2021|Category: Public

National Day Celebration 2021

​National Day Celebration 2021 To mark the National Day Celebration 2021, the Mauritius Museums Council in collaboration with Flacq Coeur de Ville mounted an exibition entltled " The Peopling of Mauritius". The exibition is opened to the public from 4 March till 31 May 2021 at Super U, Flacq Coeur de Ville. The Republic of Mauritius has been created by immigrants.  Its peopling has always been characterised by diversity.  European settlers from Holland, France and Britain, intent on building entrepôts and empires, introduced workers, companions, servants and slaves from far-flung possessions and trading routes to the Indies, resulting in the mosaic of ethnic groups which has rem ...

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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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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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