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Seychelles Natural History Museum

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Address: Independence Avenue near Albert Street, Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles
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Not a must-see but a good place

If you have come to Victoria and have some interest in the historical or archaeological stuff, you should try this. The entry fee is a meagre 15 SCR and it won’t take a long time... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have come to Victoria and have some interest in the historical or archaeological stuff, you should try this. The entry fee is a meagre 15 SCR and it won’t take a long time. Even if you stroll through, you should be done in about 20 minutes. It’s not a must-see place as such, so if you are on... More 

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shanghai
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We went in only because my daughter insisted. It's a super small place, you can see the whole thing in a mere five minutes. They have some animals on display on the first floor, nothing upstairs.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

If you are sunburnt, like I was after a few days lazing on the beaches of the Seychelles, then it was a good option to slip away to the capital for a cool change- taking in the geological and biological histories of these fragments of Gondwanaland. I again loved the press button birdsong-based interactive parts of the displays, emphasising the... More 

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Victoria, Seychelles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We visit it because it was raining outside. You can get some info for the Seychelles'natural history but I wouldn't say it's presented in a good way. Could be much more attractive. Seychelles a better museum.

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

It's a lovely little museum only 15 Scr entrance, very informative and it's obvious the Islands are trying to keep them environmentally friendly. Easy to see with the huge Saltwater croc? outside opposite a Dugong? And of course the airon is very welcome on a hot day.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I loved this compact but informationally rich museum. I learned a great deal about the unique flora and fauna of the Seychelles. The interactive displays, dioramas and models were very attractively presented and there were interactive flourishes such as the push button bird calls for forest dwelling birds, coastal dwelling birds and so on and so forth. I really appreciated... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I went there as part of my walking tour of Victoria city.There is an entrance ticket and entire collection of exhibits is in ground floor only.It consist of brief introduction to unique flora and fauna of Schychelles, the mid oceanic granite islands, only of it's kind in the world. There are many exhibits like largest and heaviest Coco De Mer... More 

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Victoria, Seychelles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The museum is rich and very interesting. There were interesting exhibits and the staff were super friendly.

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Victoria, Seychelles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

A small but very educative museum, with a rich display of the Seychelles natural heritage. the staff are very friendly.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2016

classic small town museum with displays of stuffed animals and info panel all looking a bit tired, dated and ad hoc but the geology section was really good with lots of maps and samples showing how the Seychelles came to be in the middle of the ocean and also historical 4 km deep petroleum drill holes!

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