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Praslin Museum

Route de Cote d'Or, Praslin Island, Seychelles
+248 524618
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Brussels, Belgium
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The place has a very interesting story and is part of the Iland past. however, it is titally worn down, a pitty. Its location is wonderfull, close to the beach and "source d'Argent' a unique beach.

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Maputo, Mozambique
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147 reviews 147 reviews
74 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Praslin Museum is located on the second largest island of Seychelles, Praslin Island. Its a little museum with smal shops were you can buy some sovenirs. The fee is expensive but you really can go on the bush walk and see the natural palm threes, the fruit bats, the turtles and of couse the real coco de mer. The staff... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We stopped over at the "Praslin Museum" to experince some heritage. We got out of our car next to an old house and three cages. In these cages were bats, guinnea pigs and tortoises. A man approached us and demanded we pay R180 so view these animals, we said that we were there to see the museum he then demanded... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I was really exited to go to visit the museum and I made a special day to go and do so. I arrive at 2:30 and has been told that the guided tour starts at 3:00 . I decided to wait and sit on the one of the comfortable seats. I have been given a glass of orange juice, passion... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

this little museum has potential. if only more time was spent on organizing it further. the staff were very nice and knowledgeable, but it is somewhat of a racket at $15 US/person. the highlight was feeding the fruit bats.

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The Netherlands
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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

You're told a lot about medicinal plants and live on the Seychelles. You can feed a fruitbat. But it's terribly expensive (do negotiate on the price). There are no kameleons or black parrots. You pay 10 times the price of a normal state-owned museum.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012 via mobile

I was there with my wife and our 5 months old son ...great place..amazing people..very clean

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

During our stay at the nearby Acajou hotel my girlfriend and I visited "Praslin Museum" to have a look at the museum. The museum itself consists of a botanical and picture-based part. Very small but relevant and with a good host - Steve. Praslin isn't floated with good restaurants so we asked Steve for advice. To our surprise he told... More

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Milan, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

We only stayed there for 3 nights but found it to be very clean, cozy, and close to the beach (300 meters). Very nice and helpful hosts (Janine and Steve). Steve also prepares dinner and is a very very good cook!! the guesthouse is in a tropical garden, they have fruitbats, turtles and fresh fruits from their own garden. They... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011 via mobile

This is the smallest and most basic Museum you will ever visit and it is charming. Steve Esther the proprietor has put it together himself and it is Steve who shows you round and gives a well rehearsed delivery about the artifacts. His knowledge is good and he is very committed to his business and his culture. I am lucky... More

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