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Praslin Museum

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Praslin Museum

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Phil w wrote a review Mar 2020
Cheam, United Kingdom16 contributions4 helpful votes
We visited the museum as part of an island day trip and we were blown away by the owner Steve ! Animals and plants plus how to open a coconut in 5 seconds something that normally takes hours! We followed that up with a half day fishing trip with Steve and he then cooked our catch on the bbq in the evening at his home . Entertainment was provided by Steve and his gorgeous daughter . Truly a day and evening to remember!!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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didier914 wrote a review Jan 2020
Chantilly, France283 contributions77 helpful votes
For 180 rs you can review some plants and see bat and turtle .... Save your money : visit not worth the value . Prefer fond Ferdinand
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Nicola S wrote a review Jun 2019
Dartford, United Kingdom42 contributions11 helpful votes
The Praslin museum is not as stated in the photo, it is a small hotel with grounds and signposted. When we first arrived he asked us to come back in half an hour, despite arriving in the stated opening times and was insistent that we left the car parking area, which was rather strange. A gentlemen guide runs through some of the local history and planting in his grounds. The tour is all outside and it takes about twenty minutes and is more of a living museum, not what we were expecting. He had some large land tortoises but no other animals when we visited last week (June 2019). He also offered CDs for sale and dried herbs and charged minimal visit fee. He talked alot about natural medicine and the use of plants etc Praslin is small island with few attractions so killed a bit of time, however I wouldn't visit again though.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Jakub M wrote a review Feb 2019
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Terrible experience. We went to ask about the accomodation in person and got strongly and rudely refused and escorted out of Praslin Museum and their Guest House by an old man and his local bigger friend only because we were looking at the turtle and vampire on their backyard pathway leading to the main road. All we wanted was to ask if they have a free room. We then asked them we would like to see Praslin Museum and we will pay the entry if there is any, but again the old man rudely refused us repeating NO, NO, NO all over again. I am not sure what is going on there, but it was kind of suspicious at least.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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periandro wrote a review Jul 2018
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg6,495 contributions313 helpful votes
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The Praslin Museum is a place consisting of bushes and other plants, animals and several outbuildings containing items of different nature, as well as other objects in the open air. In that Museum one may get an insight into the Seychelles tradition and culture as well as into some events having occurred in the twentieth century and which were of much relevance for the development of the Island. As far as animals are concerned, and albeit it’s not properly something one can usually see in museums, in that concerned it’s possible to see four living bats in a cage (two males and two females), go into it and had photos of them taken. It’s a rather curious feature of that Museum. Also living elements incorporated into the Museum are vanilla, patchouli and citronella plantations as well as a variety of endemic and medicinal plants of the Seychelles. In addition to that it’s also possible to watch giant tortoises, blue pigeons and autochthonous birds from the stated islands, including black parrots. There is in that Museum a collection of traditional artifacts such as traditional musical instruments and a traditional kitchen. Likewise a rat trap is on display there. Very interesting are the photographs depicting images appertaining to some typical activities carried out in Seychelles or to some events having taken place in the recent past of that country. Some of such photographs show: a street of the capital city, Victoria, in 1960, Praslin airport when it had just been built, the first plane having landed in that airport, etc. One of the most interesting of the stated photos shows a lady who is cleaning the floor with her feet using therefor a part of a coconut. At the end of the tour the visitors are usually invited for a tropical fruit juice and a fruit. The latter is as a rule nevertheless too sour so that one should have a strong tooth base in order to eat it. It’s a peculiar place with some interesting items worth being visited. A gentleman working there acts as a guide and is capable of giving the visitors the relevant explanations to understand the essence of the different elements on display in that Museum.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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