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Frederick Hendrik Museum

Vieux Grand Port Grand Port District MU


The Frederik Henrik Museum is a historical site which at present bears the remnants of the first human settlement in Mauritius. Located at Old Grand Port, this place is considered a historical site bearing witness to the Dutch and French colonial settlements in Mauritius, on the coast of south east Mauritius. The very first inhabitants of Mauritius, the Dutch, settled here to colonize the island. The museum is surrounded by a luxuriant tropical garden, includes a visitors’ centre with an exhibition of artifacts found during archaeological excavations in the area since 1997 and the remains of some ruins. It opened its doors in May 1999 and is named after the Stadholder of the United Provinces of the Netherlands. Travel back in time as you can witness the permanent exhibition  located in the Main Hall and has been arranged under different themes to enlighten the visitor on the 400 years of the occupation. They consist of building materials: stones, bricks, nails; military objects like musket balls, cannon balls, flint stones and many other interesting utilities.

 

You can visit during Museum's visiting hours:-

Monday to Friday: 09:00 to 16:00 (except on Wednesdays, closed),

Saturday: 09:00 to 16:00

Sundays and public holidays: 09:00 to 12:00.

The Admission is free