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Discover the Robert Edward Hart Memorial Museum

The lesser-known Robert Edward Hart Memorial Museum is a meticulously preserved historic house that offers a unique glimpse into the life and legacy of the Mauritian poet. A must-visit!

Perched on the edge of the sea, the museum boasts a breathtaking panoramic view of the dramatic coastline - a marvel that inspired Hart's poetic soul.

A Journey into Hart's World

Immerse yourself in Hart's world as you wander through the museum's four rooms - each reflecting different aspects of his life and work.

Explore his bedrooms, where his personal effects, paintings, photographs and other belongings are on display.

You’ll also get to discover Hart's office, a space brimming with creativity. Contemplate the wooden desk, surrounded by his personal library, where he penned his timeless verses.

Here's a list of things you can find at the Robert Edward Hart Memorial Museum:

  • Personal belongings of Robert Edward Hart
  • Original furniture from the historic house
  • Robert Edward Hart’s published works & manuscripts
  • Letters & plays written by Robert Edward Hart
  • Portraits of Robert Edward Hart
  • Photographs of Robert Edward Hart and his family
  • Artefacts reflecting life in old-world Mauritius
  • Memorabilia showcasing the literary legacy of Robert Edward Hart

Whether you're a literature enthusiast, a history buff, or simply curious about Mauritian culture, the Robert Edward Hart Memorial Museum promises an enriching experience for visitors of all ages.

Good to Know

  • The Robert Edward Hart Memorial Museum is situated in Souillac, where the Mauritian poet spent his final years.
  • Hart began writing poems and verses at the age of 15.
  • In 1937, Hart was awarded the prestigious Prix Edgar Poe from the Maison de Poésie de France.
  • He founded the magazine "Après Midi", of which he was the Editor-in-Chief.
  • Hart served as the Curator and Librarian at the Mauritius Institute.

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