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The Martello Tower Museum

La Preneuse Road, Riviere Noire, Mauritius 230
+230 5471 0178
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A REAL Historic Trove of Treasure hidden in a small tower.

We had spotted this on the map after finding the Salt Pans closed. On arrival they were shut for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Avidron
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Small, but cool!

I really liked this place! It's compact, but the displays were informative and had several hands on... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jasonsd
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San Diego
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good36%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
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La Preneuse Road, Riviere Noire, Mauritius 230
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had spotted this on the map after finding the Salt Pans closed. On arrival they were shut for lunch so that gave us time to explore the Beach and one of the Cannons. The Tower has been restored with some Govt. money but mainly...More

Thank Avidron
Gillianmway, Manager at The Martello Tower Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for giving us a five star rating! We also loved reading your complimentary and informative review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really liked this place! It's compact, but the displays were informative and had several hands on exhibits that I liked. The cannon that rotates 360 degrees on the top of the tower was a highlight. The beach is nice too with awesome views of...More

Thank jasonsd
Gillianmway, Manager at The Martello Tower Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your appreciation of the museum and its exhibits, and for mentioning the view from the roof of the tower of the Le Morne Mountain.

Reviewed 12 July 2017

We spent some time on the beach and then v isited Martello Tower. Our guide knew a lot about local history and made this a worth while tour.

Thank Tanja G
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

So good to see that this place are so well kept,passionate guides,very informative,good views,thank you very much.

Thank coen_12
Gillianmway, Manager at The Martello Tower Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Thank you for your rating and encouraging comments.

Reviewed 22 April 2017

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...More

Thank Julien L
Gillianmway, Manager at The Martello Tower Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you for your appreciative and informative review.

Reviewed 11 March 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!

Thank Monica F
Gillianmway, Manager at The Martello Tower Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2017

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

Reviewed 13 February 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...More

1  Thank Victoria R
Gillianmway, Manager at The Martello Tower Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

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

Reviewed 4 February 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.

1  Thank steveandjenUk
Gillianmway, Manager at The Martello Tower Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Thank you for such a nice review.

Reviewed 16 January 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.

Thank Familyguy108
Gillianmway, Manager at The Martello Tower Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

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

Reviewed 30 October 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...More

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Gillianmway, Manager at The Martello Tower Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2016

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

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