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If you happen to be a Mauritian citizen or foreigner, this visit is a must for you. The museum has been designed and is maintained to Premium standards and the quality of the visit is definitely worth its fair share of time to be spent....More
You must visit to learn about indentured labor. The site of the entry point for laborers, a scared place. The museum inside offers extensive information about the arrival of labor and mich more. Outside is where you want to be. Some of the original structure...More
This World Heritage Site Museum May be the best (only?) resaon to visit Port Louis. The museum explains how after the British abolished slavery they used indentured servants, largely from southern India, to staff the burgeoning sugar plantations.
The museum tells the story in poignant...More
We passed by this museum on our way to china town. It was definitely a highlight of our day in Port Louis. This is the type of history I’m interested in, abolition of slavery and the next paid workforce. Although it didn’t seem much different...More
We didn't know what to expect from this World Heritage site, but we came out more knowledgeable having learnt about how the majority of people actually came to live on Mauritius. Very interesting insight for such a small site.
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I agree with Ritesh, above, about the times. The museum is closed on Sundays and bank holidays. Allow at least an hour, as it takes time to read the captions to the exhibits and it's nice to have a few moments afterwards... More
I agree with Ritesh, above, about the times. The museum is closed on Sundays and bank holidays. Allow at least an hour, as it takes time to read the captions to the exhibits and it's nice to have a few moments afterwards just to reflect and relax in the garden, which once would have been crowded with newly arrived migrants preparing their food etc.
If you haven't already done so, do try to read up on the history of the Immigration Depot and the arrival of the indentured labourers in Mauritius - though you probably won't want to go as far as purchasing the 1875 report of the Royal Commissioners on the Treatment of Immigrants in Mauritius (1,000+ pages) as I did recently!
Be warned: a lot of construction work is going on in and around Port Louis for the new Metro Express tram system. Eventually*, it will make travel between PL and Curepipe a lot easier and pleasanter, but right now there are even more traffic jams and annoyances in the city than usual, so just allow some extra time for your journey, especially if you are coming in from the south. (* The first section is meant to open in Sep 2019.)