Natural History Museum

The roots of any place can be explored through its museums, and Natural History Museum does the same for Mauritius. It showcases a collection of some veritably fascinating artifacts which includes many ancient maps of the island and amusing paintings of the original fauna of the county- including that of a dodo. Along with these, you can also spot here the preserved bones of certain extinct birds, a curio of an engraving depicting some Dutchmen riding the back of an enormous tortoise and some salvaged objects- cannons, wine bottles etc. dating back to the Battle of Vieux Grand Port from 1810.

Location: Mahebourg

Known for: Artefacts including preserved bones of dodo, red rail and Rodrigues solitaire, and many ancient objects and engravings

How to reach: Through numerous modes of road transportation

Operating hours: 9am-4pm Mon-Fri and 9am-12pm Sat

Approximate Cost: Free

Type: Museum

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