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Frederik Hendrik Museum & Vieux Grand Port Historic Site

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Small simple site of early Dutch landing

The site has some early Mauritian buildings of the site of early Dutch settlers, also has a small... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2018
Brighton, United Kingdom
Interesting museum with lovely views from Garden

Small but well laid out and informative museum. The staff were friendly and accommodating, finding... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

The site has some early Mauritian buildings of the site of early Dutch settlers, also has a small (free) museum and small car park. The museum also includes a wonderful collection of sea shells as well as good info on the early settlements.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

Small but well laid out and informative museum. The staff were friendly and accommodating, finding a chair for an old lady to sit whilst the rest of us explored the gardens. Informative about the history of the colonisation of the island.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed January 21, 2017

This museum and historical site is on Royal Rd in Vieux Grand Port. You can't miss it as its on the main road through town. The museum is free to enter and consists of ruins from the dutch and french settlements out in the open...More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank Koukat
Reviewed January 17, 2017

The Frederik Hendrik Museum is a small free museum that is well maintained and gives you a glimpse into the history of Mauritius. So if you want to know a bit about Mauritius but not be overwhelmed with info then this is ideal. Afterwards stroll...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank tezpil
Reviewed May 26, 2016

Small and well presented museum on the site of the Dutch (then French) settlement. Well kept, it is informative and plots the history of the Dutch stay on Mauritius. There are plans to show where buildings stood and what remains. There are some ruins and...More

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank MikeJ32
Reviewed June 27, 2015

It is a small museum to mark the Dutch landing in Mauritius. The museum has a beautiful garden but is fenced off on the beach side (don't understand why). It has a few relics of the time but with no guide to go through, it...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed October 7, 2014

If you are into the history of Mauritius this museum is of great interest but as someone said before a guide would be useful to explain the history of the site. Also to the south of the museum, not to far, is the Monument to...More

Date of experience: November 2013
2  Thank matelotUK
Reviewed October 3, 2014

We planned this trip to the south of the island and to see this museum, as we were staying on the north-west of the island. It was very easy to find and there is plenty of parking for cars. We were the only people there...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Margo P
Reviewed February 6, 2012

It's a museum built on a historical site. It's nice but would have been better if a guide was available to explain the different aspects of the place and its history.... This place is worth a stop for those very curious about the history of...More

4  Thank Sissii283
Reviewed May 23, 2010

We were paying a trip to the south when we went to this museum. Just before, we saw the spot where the first sailors landed in 1638 and afterwards we headed to the coastal fort guarded by cannons. To reach the museum we headed on...More

8  Thank PrestonGuild
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