Visit of Martello Tower Museum - Mauritius
|Operating Days||Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday|
|Transportation||Offered as Supplement|
|Comment||Martello Tower Museum is closed on Mondays, Thursdays , Sundays and on public holidays.|
Tour of Martello Tower Museum (Mauritius) - Overview
If you wish to make the most out of your holidays in Mauritius, do make sure to pay a visit to the Martello Tower Museum! Brought to you by Mauritius Attractions, this insightful museum tour in the South West of Mauritius takes everyone by surprise! Get ready to be mesmerised by the ingenuity of some of the installations, artefacts as well as by the living conditions that marked this period.
A vestige of a part of Mauritius' history, the Martello Tower Museum, which stands on the beach of La Preneuse in Black River, is a must for those who want to understand and learn more about the history of Mauritius.
Highlights of this activity:
- Discover this historical monument in Mauritius
- Tour the tower and be amazed by the infrastructure
- Learn more about the artefacts that have been preserved
- An opportunity to ponder on what life was like for soldiers
- Admire the topaz coastline & Black River Bay from the roof
- Catch a glimpse into Le Morne mountain
- Get yourself some souvenirs from the small boutique
Martello Tower Museum Tour (Mauritius) - Inclusions
- Personalised guided tour of Martello Tower Museum
- Visit the ground floor, all the way to the rooftop
- Discover interesting artefacts
- Enjoy great views of Black River Bay
- Access to a souvenir shop
Transport is available for an additional supplement and will include pick up and drop off from any hotel / place of accommodation in Mauritius.
You can choose from a selection of vehicles types:
All drivers speak fluent English and French (Upon special request we can organize drivers who speak additional languages). The drivers, citizens of Mauritius, will be happy to provide you with information about Mauritius and each of its sights.
All drivers are very professional, time efficient and friendly. There is high emphasis on being always on time and providing reliable devoted service to customers.
La Preneuse, Black River, South West Region
|Operational Days:||Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday|
|Operating Hours:||Tuesday & Saturday: 09:30 - 13:00|
|Wednesday & Friday: 09:30 - 17:00|
About the Martello Tower Museum Tour
To make the most out of your precious time in Mauritius, you’ve got to visit the Martello Tower Museum! This personalised guided tour is an opportunity to explore this historical monument, which has been authentically restored and is historically accurate. It’ll add an extra dimension to the Mauritian experience and puts you in the shoes of soldiers in the fort back in the days.
Your journey starts on the ground floor of the tower, which used to be a store. The first floor was the living quarters of the soldiers, and the second floor is open to the sky with a magnificent view over the bay which the fort was built to defend.
Around 220 Martello Towers have been built by the British around the world, counting 5 in Mauritius, not long after taking possession of the island from the French. The Black River Martello Towers; one in La Preneuse and the other at L’Harmonie were completed in 1833.
Renovations and refurbishment started in 1992 and ended in the year 2000. After much research, the interior spaces were finally set up as they would have been when soldiers used them hundreds of years ago. Some of the original objects found in the tower include the musket butt stand, copper ventilation grilles, the traversing platform ironwork, cannon shot, military buttons amongst others on display in the museum.
The gun on the roof with the views over the Black River Bay is a scene right out of a movie. The first floor brings the past to life as you see the living quarters of the soldiers. You also have access to a small boutique, where you can purchase souvenirs and books to take back home.
Located next to a beautiful little public beach, overlooking Le Morne Mountain, the museum will surely offer you views to cherish for a lifetime!
About The Martello Tower Museum - Black River
The Martello Tower at La Preneuse is a declared national monument which Friends of the Environment renovated with the support and funding of the government, diplomatic missions and Mauritian businesses.
Friends of the Environment is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to defending, protecting and promoting our national heritage, whether it be tangible or intangible, in the domain of the historical or natural world: on land or at sea.
The Martello Tower Museum’s mission is to preserve this declared national monument, to be culturally and historically authentic and to operate the museum according to professional standards.
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|Martello Tower Museum Tour|
|Price per Adult||3 Euros|
|Price per Child ( 3-11 years)||2 Euros|