Aapravasi Ghat
Aapravasi Ghat
4.5
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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xavenger
Windermere, UK117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Worthy of a visit if you are near Port Louis and a fascinating look at how the Brits pioneered the indentured labour system here in Mauritius - before taking the model elsewhere around the world, with some well written display boards that are informative and set the scene well. The building itself is what is left of the processing centre for new labourers arriving in Mauritius, at the port, and apparently over 430,000 people came through here. Even reading all the information and pondering in detail what it must have been like, this is probably only a visit of about one hour. As a visitor from the United Kingdom thought this was well worth a visit, if anything just to further ponder our own country's role in schemes like this.
Written 30 December 2023
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Joseph G
Lille, France731 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
a very immersive visit to learn about the history of about the totality of yhe mauritus population.
The location is also in the center of Port Louis which is convenient.
Written 5 December 2023
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Lynda P
Beckenham, UK220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Interesting visit to discover where my husband’s ancestors probably landed in Mauritius in 1859.
Free museum and lots to discover although some of the interactive screens were a bit temperamental. Incredible that all immigrants were photographed all those years ago. Would have loved to read more about individual stories. A map of where the different plantations were would be interesting to descendants. Thank you.
Written 24 November 2023
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CRR
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Well worth the visit to understand the history of migrant labour in Mauritius. Entrance is free and accessible
Written 23 August 2023
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Steve046
UK121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Really very informative, somewhat of an eye opener and well worth a visit. Probably the most informative hour one can spend in Port Louis.
Written 18 July 2023
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JulieD
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
A fitting memorial to the thousands of bonded labourers who passed though this portal after selling themselves into a situation little short of slavery.
This is a free visitor centre at a UNESCO World Heritage site, with an exhibition and a walk around some of the original buildings.
As a plus, we recommend parking in the nearby Granary carpark. it's worth a look in itself.
Written 10 April 2023
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Aberdeenyummymummy
Bunbury, Australia136 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This is a fantastic little museum - just noth of the waterfront. It is well laid out with the right mix of exhibits and information in both poster format and IT touchscreen. It gives a real feel of the history of Mauritius and it's people.
Written 19 January 2023
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rishav_rv
Mumbai, India56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
It is a UNESCO world heritage site. There is no entry fee. It is more like a small museum. They have put nice and descriptive replicas of boats, utensils, chambers of the indentured labourers. The official records are also for display, writing is a little cursive; but if one can relate to the names in the list, it is not tough to decipher. While this is historical to the development of the island, it is also a reminder of imperialism.
Written 7 October 2022
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StotheN
Stockholm, Sweden538 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I went here yesterday and it was closed off for tourists/general public. I am told that the site is now protected and might be reworked for reopening in near future. A slice of Mauritian history.
Written 31 October 2021
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DERtravels
Pomona, CA1,453 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Our first stop of the day tour was at Aapravasi Ghat. I had no idea of this part of indentured servitude, especially in such a more recent part of history, 1834-1920. Our guide was excellent. We could almost feel the presence of those souls from China, India and South East Asia while they waited to be transshipped to other parts of the world. When we visited the grounds were open every day but Sunday
Written 25 April 2020
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