International Day for Monuments and Sites: open days on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

  • Posted 20 Apr 2018
International Day for Monuments and Sites: open days on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April

To mark the International Day for Monuments and Sites 2018, the National Heritage Fund in collaboration with the Ministry of Arts and Culture is organizing open days on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April.

 The following Heritage Sites will be open to the public free of charge on 21 and 22 April as from 9.00 hrs to 16.00 hrs:- 

1. State House, Reduit 

2. Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site, Port Louis 

3. Le Morne Cultural Landscape and International Slave Route Monument, Le Morne 

4. Domaine des Aubineaux, Forest Side 

5. Maison Saint Aubin, Saint Aubin 

6. Domaine de Bois Cheri, Bois Cheri 

7. Château Riche en Eau, Riche en Eau 

8. Martello Tower Museum, La Preneuse 

9. National History Museum, Mahebourg 

10. Robert Edward Hart Memorial Museum, Souillac 

11. Frederik Hendrik Museum, Vieux Grand-Port 

12. SSR Memorial Centre for Culture, Plaine Verte 

13. Vagrant Depot, GRNW 

14. La Citadelle, Port Louis 

15. Bras d'Eau National Park 

16. SSR Botanical Garden, Pamplemousses (Free access to Mauritians only) 

17. Postal Museum, Port Louis (Saturday 21 April 2018 only) 

The Bank of Mauritius Museum, Port Louis will be open to the public free of charge from Monday to Friday 09.30 hrs -16.00 hrs from 16 April to 30 April 2018 (Closed on Saturday and Sunday) 

Mauritian visitors will benefit from discounted price at L' Aventure du Sucre Museum on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 April : Adult Rs100 instead of Rs 200 ; Child Rs 75 instead of Rs 100 

The International Day for Monuments and Sites which is celebrated each year on 18th April was initiated by ICOMOS in 1972 and ratified at the 22nd UNESCO General Conference in 1983. This special day offers an opportunity to raise public awareness concerning the diversity of the National and World's Heritage and effort that are required to protect and conserve them as well as to draw attention to its vulnerability.