7 Best & Top-Rated Museums in Mauritius

Best Museums in Mauritius
National History Museum (Mahebourg Museum) | © Zachary Yach / @zacharyyach

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 Louisthe capital of Mauritius.

Address: Dans Caudan Water Front, Port Louis, Mauritius 

Bois Cheri Tea Factory and Tea Museum

Bois Cheri tea museum
Tea plantation in Bois Cheri, Mauritius | © Mohammad Ashfaaq

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. 

Address: Bois Cheri Road, Bois Cheri, Mauritius 

L’Aventure du Sucre

L'Aventure du Sucre
Image courtesy of 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!

Address: B18 Pamplemousses MU 21001, Pamplemousses, Mauritius 

National History Museum

Best Museums in Mauritius
National History Museum (Mahebourg Museum) | © Zachary Yach / @zacharyyach

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.

Address: Royal Rd, Mahebourg, Mauritius 

Chateau De Labourdonnais

Chateau De Labourdonnais
Museum in Mapou, Mauritius | © Jean-Marc LEFEBURE

This restored Victorian mansion on a sugarcane planation with rum tastings is a must visit if in the north of the islandA place to visit, its surrounding lush landscapearchitecture and the simple small castle is a display of fairy tale in Mauritius. There’s a cafe, restaurant and gift shop in the venue.

Address: Riviere Du Rempart, Mauritius 

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.

Address: Baie du Cap Road, Chamarel, Mauritius 

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.

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