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The Martello Tower Museum

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Address: La Preneuse Public Beach, La Preneuse Road, Riviere Noire, Mauritius 230
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+230 5471 0178
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9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Next to a public beach which looks onto Le Morne Mountain and the sea where...

Next to a public beach which looks onto Le Morne Mountain and the sea where dolphins are sighted on boat trips. Experienced guides show visitors around this 19th century British fort. Come and discover why it was built, how the tower was equipped for soldiers to survive inside during a siege, and see where they ate and slept. Displays include a cannon, coins, military buttons, life size models of soldiers with their muskets and swords.Feel the weight of a real cannonball and see where the powder was kept. Have your camera handy for a photo of yourself dressed up as a soldier with a musket.

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Small but fine Museum with interesting history details

I love this little museum with its passionate guides that lead You through a little piece of history. More of this would be good for Mauritius!

Reviewed March 11, 2017
Monica F
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Bamberg, Germany
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La Gaulette
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are travelling on the west coast, by all means do drop by this place; it would be an hour well spent. I am myself a local who lives 20 minutes down the road but never visited it before. Externally one would think it is just an old building but once you step inside the friendly and passionate guides... More 

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Bamberg, Germany
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

I love this little museum with its passionate guides that lead You through a little piece of history. More of this would be good for Mauritius!

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Thank Monica F
Gillianmway, Manager at The Martello Tower Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and great rating, too! More 

London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We really enjoyed our visit which was both informative and entertaining thanks to our lovely guide. The tour included a very good explanation of the strategic significance of Martello Towers and also covered the human aspects of what it was like to live in the tower. We also watched a video which showed how the tower was rescued and restored... More 

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1 Thank Victoria R
Gillianmway, Manager at The Martello Tower Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your rating and review, describing the aspects of the tour which you felt were worthwhile. More 

uk
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66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017 via mobile

So interesting and in such a good condition. An excellent English speaking guide took us around the tower and braved it onto the roof in the rain so that we didn't miss anything.

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1 Thank steveandjenUk
Gillianmway, Manager at The Martello Tower Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for such a nice review. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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68 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2017

A small museum right the entrance of the La Preneuse beach which is easily overlooked in the rush to the beach. It is highly informative and our kids loved it.

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Gillianmway, Manager at The Martello Tower Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Chidren of all ages love visiting this little castle. More 

Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2016

Interesting piece of history. Well presented in English by local young lady. Probably would have been more comfortable for her in French and OK for my wife but I speak only English. She could answer questions outside of the usual presentation. The tower and contents have been well restored. Good location for walk along nice beach or swim.

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Gillianmway, Manager at The Martello Tower Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive rating and for sharing your appreciation of the museum and its surroundings. More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed October 4, 2016

Well worth a visit, 30-45 mins of your holiday time not forgotten. So nearly missed this. Thought it was a 60's water tower !! . This tower was built approx 180 years ago. The internal brick-work used bricks shipped in from the UK. The guides were very informative & friendly. Leave an extra ££ in the box.

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Gillianmway, Manager at The Martello Tower Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your rating. We're also glad you didn't miss visiting the museum. More 

Italy
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2016

Mauritius is not only beautiful beaches and amazing landscapes, but offers also a lot of places to know about the history of the island and his people. One of this, is the Martello Tower, built and used during the colonial era, today converted in a museum where a very informative guide will give you a tour around the levels ,... More 

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Thank lemurinviaggio
Gillianmway, General Manager at The Martello Tower Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your rating and appreciative review! It gives a helpful idea to future visitors of what to expect when they step into the tower. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 28, 2016

We really enjoyed our visit. This is such a well managed attraction. The guided tour was excellent, enhanced by our very knowledgeable guide. The guide really brought history to life and there are several interactive exhibits which helped us to fully appreciate the role of the tower and its importance The tower is very well preserved and contains many interesting... More 

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1 Thank brickchand
Gillianmway, General Manager at The Martello Tower Museum, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the rating, and for your appreciative comments about the museum. It was also useful to us to have you explain so clearly what you liked about our tour of the tower. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2016

The guide was very knowledgeable, accommodating with the familiar Mauritian friendly smile. We recommend it.

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Gillianmway, Manager at The Martello Tower Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your rating and very positive review. More 

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