Aapravasi Ghat

Aapravasi Ghat, Port Louis: Hours, Address, Aapravasi Ghat Reviews: 4/5

Aapravasi Ghat
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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DERtravels
Upland, CA1,345 contributions
Excellent Insight into History
May 2019 • Couples
Our first stop of the day tour was at Aapravasi Ghat. I had no idea of this part of indentured servitude, especially in such a more recent part of history, 1834-1920. Our guide was excellent. We could almost feel the presence of those souls from China, India and South East Asia while they waited to be transshipped to other parts of the world. When we visited the grounds were open every day but Sunday
Written April 25, 2020
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An Unindentured Adventurer
Ballito, South Africa486 contributions
Being South African Indian
Jan 2020 • Family
Being South African Indian and having a heritage coming from indentured labour, this was close to my heart. We spent a rainy morning here. Well laid out displays. Informative and well documented. Friendly helpful staff. A must visit if you are in the area. No fees to enter
Written March 2, 2020
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Angela C
Eastbourne, UK76 contributions
A free experience into the history of Mauritius
Feb 2020
It is worth negotiating the heavy traffic opposite the bus station in order to access this museum at the very end of the waterfront near the harbour. It gives an informative history of indentured labour and the conditions that workers endured through film, exhibits and photographs. There are interactive video screens for children (although not all of them were working). It is an insight into the history of Mauritius and better organised than some other museums that have an entry fee.
Written March 1, 2020
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Pankaj K
Palma de Mallorca, Spain100 contributions
Great visit to the world heritage site!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Totally free and exclusive world heritage site and exclusive immigration depot point which became very popular in the 1800/1900s

Very nicely explained stories of people who used to come from abroad to work in the sugar industry of Mauritius.
Worthwhile visiting!
Written February 3, 2020
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Sally Alex
Nairobi, Kenya21 contributions
Vacation
Nov 2019 • Solo
Rich history of the island, well laid out tour and information provided. Interesting structure models depicting the historical moments
Written November 19, 2019
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Nico Abraxas
Sheffield, UK2 contributions
I have one gripe..!
Oct 2019 • Solo
This is a World Heritage Site, and the displays and exhibits reflected that. No issues with the museum or visitors centre. But, I do have one issue. Upon leaving the visitors centre I tried to buy a few books from their "shop". It wasn't staffed. The books were locked behind glass, and when I asked the receptionist she tutted, rolled her eyes at me and told me that it was lunch time, and therefore I couldn't purchase any books. The security guard looked like he was expecting me to 'kick-off' as he stepped ever closer whilst the receptionist kept saying "come back tomorrow".. I was polite but showed my disappointment. Quite a let down, as the rest of the experience was quite moving and personal to me. My ancestors came here as indentured labourers to work the cane fields. They would have been 'processed' here.
I haven't found any of the books in the book shops elsewhere.
Written October 31, 2019
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Been a few places
Epsom, UK993 contributions
A visit is essential to understand the history of Mauritius
Sep 2019
Aapravasi Ghat is a museum recognising the indentured migration that occured in Mauritius in from the 1830s to early 1900s. I was very ignorant of indentured labour until visiting the ghat and reading the history and origins of a large proportion of the Mauritian population. A visit to the ghat was incredibly informative and humbling. After a visit to the museum you can explore some of the remains of the old buildings at this UNESCO World Heritage site. It may not look like much from the outside but the ghat is well worth a visit to undertstand more about the people of Mauritius. You may find there's an art exhibition on too if you do come.
Written September 23, 2019
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jylSussex
sussex214 contributions
Very interesting
Sep 2019 • Couples
We really enjoyed our time in the information centre. There is so much to learn about this episode in human history. It is well presented and well worth the visit.... and it's free!
Written September 23, 2019
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CarmJ27
Durban, South Africa20 contributions
Wonderful show of history
Sep 2019 • Friends
The information is very well payed out, you can go though at your pace reading as much or as little as you want. There were quite a few kids activities too so they won’t be bored.
Written September 20, 2019
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Indian Ocean Tour Operator
Mauritius80 contributions
Historical Place
May 2019
he Aapravasi Ghat is a World Heritage Site located on the Bay of Trou Fanfaron in Port Louis. This historical site served as an immigration depot by the colonial British government in 1849. It has played a pivotal role in the Mauritian history, as it is from this very instance that the Mauritian population became more diverse than ever.

It was here that indentured laborers transited before starting a new life on the island or set off to other distant lands. Between 1834 and 1920, about half a million immigrants, mainly from India, some from China, Madagascar or Africa, began working on the various sugar plantations across the island.
Written September 19, 2019
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