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Aapravasi Ghat

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Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius
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All reviews world heritage site interpretation centre important history fishing port amazing museum less than an hour ellis island historic place interesting insight love history per hour caudan waterfront free entry post office on display worth a visit nice place
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This world heritage site on the waterfront of Port Louis in Mauritius is an eye opener. Not easy to find but this free museum about indentured workers after slavery was abolished is fascinating. The visit got my children closer to their mothers Mauritian roots but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For me our visit here was nearly the most significant part of our holiday in Mauritius. The site is not just a reminder of historical events, but what I was led to understand is that it was created in its present form in order to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Clive N
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

Sadly it has been left to be run down. Staff not very interested at all. Worth stopping for a photo and that's all.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 693davet
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

See an important part of Mauritian history in 20-30 minutes. Well worth a visit, nicely made for adults, teens, kids.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NicTravelsAround
Reviewed January 8, 2019

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank J. C. Jerome P
Reviewed January 3, 2019

This place tells tales of a time gone by. You get a little peek into the life of indentured slaves, and their trials and tribulations. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 28, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 17, 2018

A great museum explaining in detail the history of the Indian indenture system in Mauritius and elsewhere.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gillian D
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

This is a very interesting world heritage site worth a visit. It is the place the first indentured labourers from India arrived in Mauritius.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HStreet
Reviewed October 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Stephen S | Reviewed this property |
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