The Martello Tower Museum, Riviere Noire

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#6 of 21 in Historic Sites in Mauritius
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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Learn about the British Empire at The Martello Tower Museum, which used to house 25 soldiers, ammunition, and provisions. You can enter the tower through what was once the basement and storage area for holding ammunition and supplies. Visit the roof to see a cannon mounted on a central pivot, which allows the weapon to turn 360 degrees. Make The Martello Tower Museum part of your personalized Riviere Noire itinerary using our Riviere Noire travel route planner.
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  • I had an excellent tour with a highly motivated guide, who gave me interesting details behind the story of the Martello. 
    I had an excellent tour with a highly motivated guide, who gave me interesting details behind the story of the Martello.  more »
  • From outside it does not look so interesting as it is inside. Nice tour guide make the history of the place real so definitely was the visit of this tower surprisingly positive . 
    From outside it does not look so interesting as it is inside. Nice tour guide make the history of the place real so definitely was the visit of this tower surprisingly positive .  more »
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  • A wonderful piece of history to see. Lots of parking close by. It’s does cost about Rs100 to go inside. I unfortunately didn’t as it is closed on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays.
  • We had a great time exploring Martello Tower. The museum is small but definitely worth the visit. The guide was knowledgeable and for only RS100 the guided tour (included in the entrance fee) was well worth it. The tower is a part of Mauritian history and it was wonderful to see it!! The Martello Tower is well maintained and the staff are very friendly! The Tower even has a little gift shop for buying cute keepsakes. Highly recommended if you are passing by Martello Tower or staying in the area. Follow @heloisetravels for more reviews and photos.

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