The Photographic Museum, Port Louis

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Found in the heart of the capital, The Photographic Museum features a treasure trove of old cameras, lenses, and vintage prints. The collection includes a number of daguerreotypes, the precursor to photography as we know it today, that date back to the mid-19th century. The museum is large, but it holds a lot of intrigue, especially for those interested in the history of photography and the island itself; survey the display of photos from the island’s history for an invaluable insight into the historical makeup of Mauritius. You can plan Port Louis trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • Nice place to visit ! Have a bottle of water along with you You can go along with family to visit the vicinity too 
    Nice place to visit ! Have a bottle of water along with you You can go along with family to visit the vicinity too  more »
  • This small but engaging museum, down a cobbled lane opposite the Municipal Theatre, is the labour of love of local photographer Tristan Bréville. He's amassed a treasure trove of old cameras and... 
    This small but engaging museum, down a cobbled lane opposite the Municipal Theatre, is the labour of love of local photographer Tristan Bréville. He's amassed a treasure trove of old cameras and...  more »
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  • The man who runs ths museum is awesome. He took a picture of me on the oldest camera they had in there. Such a cool experience.
  • An intimate look into the history of photography in Mauritius, and the world round. A wealth of knowledge and artifacts. Very special place.

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