As one of Africa’s most visited countries, Mauritius is an amazing place to admire exceptional art. Whether it’s art, science, history, or African culture in general that excites you, Mauritius has a museum for it. Here is our guide to some of the best and top-rated museums in Mauritius. Plan your visit with our list of the top museums in Mauritius, the most interesting museums this endlessly stimulating country has to offer.
Blue Penny Museum
The Blue Penny Museum is one of the most famous museums in Mauritius if you want to have insight on the country’s art and history. Opened in November 2001, and its situated at Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis. Here is a place to visit and you’ll love the historic and contemporary photos of Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius.
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Part of the Caudan Waterfront is the Bluepenny-Museum. A very good exhibition about the Mauritius History. And here you can see the original celebrated "Post Office" – famous stamps. Also maps, paintings, sculptures and many more. Definitely a "must-see" in the capital of #Mauritius 🇲🇺 #buildings #architecture #architecturephotography #architecturelovers #travel #travelblogger #travelphotography #portlouis #portlouismauritius #portlouiswaterfront #sky #noclouds
Bois Cheri Tea Factory and Tea Museum
Green paradise, beautiful site with all tea plantation that also serve as tea museum and tea tasting – showing the full end to end production process of tea in Mauritius. This tea factory and museum is one of the top museums and top-rated tourist attractions in Mauritius.
L’Aventure du Sucre
The L’Aventure du Sucre is museum housed in former sugar factory features exhibits on the cultivation of sugarcane. Visiting here you’ll make it to the top of your favourite part of holiday in Mauritius, a great place to visit and learn about the history of the country. From the beginnings of sugar production to the modern methods, truly amazing and informative. The staff are lovely, accommodating and makes the tour go smoothly. A must see in Mauritius!
National History Museum
The National History Museum aka Mahebourg Museum is housed in the Chateau Gheude in Mahebourg. The museum owes its origin to the presentation of various vestiges of naval history and pieces of historical memorabilia of Mauritius. Good place for historical and research perspective of the country. Worth spending a day here, well documented in French and the permanent exhibition in English, too.
Chateau De Labourdonnais
This restored Victorian mansion on a sugarcane planation with rum tastings is a must visit if in the north of the island. A place to visit, its surrounding lush landscape, architecture and the simple small castle is a display of fairy tale in Mauritius. There’s a cafe, restaurant and gift shop in the venue.
Curious Corner of Chamarel
Take a trip to a very curious corner in Mauritius. This gallery features dozens of interactive optical illusions, garden cafe and a gift shop. A spectacular museum and a top tourist attraction in Mauritius and every photographer dream with all the optical illusions. The kids love it here and so do adults.
Natural History Museum
Space to the oldest museum in Mauritius, the Natural History Museum has some incredible collection of natural science exhibits. The highlight of the museum is undoubtedly the dodo, the legendary animal of Mauritius. Located in the central, it is not an effort to get there, we recommend a visit, it‘s worth the time.
We also recommend our guide to the 5 top things to see and do in Mauritius.