National History Museum, Mauritius

National History Museum, Mauritius

Housed in the magnificent French colonial mansion, Gheude Castle, at Mahébourg in Mauritius, this museum offers you an experience that is like traveling back to the country’s colonial history. The mansion used to belong to the Robillard family and played a significant role in the country’s history, as it was the place where the injured commanders of the French and English fleets in 1810 were taken for treatment after the Battle of Vieux Grand Port.

Now, the museum retells the story of the victory, along with salvaged items, such as grapeshot, cannons, and wine bottles, from the British frigate Magicienne that was sunk during the battle.

The National History Museum contains fascinating artifacts, including old maps of the island, paintings of the country’s original fauna and, of course, bones of the dodo, which is an extinct flightless bird that was endemic to Mauritius. These bones are placed in a glass case, along with bones of other disappeared species, such as the Rodrigues solitaire and the red rail. 

There is also an engraving of Dutch gentlemen riding the back of a giant tortoise, which is also a species that went the same way as the dodo. Moreover, the museum displays a bell and a cache of Spanish coins from the wreck of St. Géran, which saw her demise in 1744 off the northeast coast of Mauritius. (See All: Mauritius holiday packages)

The Mauritius Museum Tour (South)

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Historical TourDiscover the Dutch History in MauritiusDiscover the French and British History in MauritiusDiscover the largest collections of insectsDiscover a famous M

Duration:6 to 7 hours

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The "Mauritius Highlights in 2 Days Private Tour" allows you to see the main attractions throughout the North, South, Southwest and Centre of the island in just two,10-hour days. This is perfect for t

Duration:2 days

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Duration:3 days

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Discover the North region of Mauritius on its many sights.Discover some of the city’s most historic hotspots on this Port Louis city tour. Get in-depth information on the centuries-old capital, fr

Duration:7 to 8 hours

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Full-Day Private Tour of Northern Mauritius

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Tour of the North of Mauritius Discover the North region of Mauritius on its many sights.The full day private north tour includes:Pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of acc

Duration:4 to 8 hours

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Pivate Guided Tour of North Mauritius from Quatre Bornes

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Duration:4 to 8 hours

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This "Mauritius Essentials" tour consists of 3, 8-hour private tours that allow you to explore the main attractions at your own pace. Note: you have the flexibility to choose which tour you do on each

Duration:3 days

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Private Mauritius North Tour

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Tour of the North of Mauritius Discover the North region of Mauritius on its many sights.The full day private north tour includes:Pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of acc

Duration:4 to 8 hours

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Mauritius North Tour (Private Tour)

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Tour of the North of Mauritius Discover the North region of Mauritius on its many sights.The full day private north tour includes:Pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of acc

Duration:4 to 8 hours

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In this tour, you will explore the wild South-West of Mauritius on this 8 hours scenic tour. With your certified guide, you will be able to visit some of the highlights and beautiful places of the Sou

Duration:7 to 8 hours

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Mauritius Private North Tour (Slightseeing)

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Enjoy a private full-day tour of the North of Mauritius' visit, explore the famous historical Pamplemousses Botanical Garden. Learn about the rich history of the island and the sugar industry, and sam

Duration:8 hours

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