Mauritius Photography Museum

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About the photography museum

Hidden behind the cobbled pathways of the back roads of Port Louis, you will be amazed by the trip down memory lane.

Born from the passionate love of Photography of Mr Tristan Breville and, his wife’s sparkling hunger for life little treasures, the museum was put in place in the late 1960s.Their daughter Marie Julie is now making it a family affair to safe keep the tradition rooted down in our human culture.

The Photographic museum greatly surprises visitors with one of the largest collections of exhibits, portrays and equipment used in the old ages mainly in the 1800s and early 1900s.

As far as photography is concerned, you will discover photography from its early roots when the principle of imagery copying was used dating back to the early 1800’s.

The museum also exhibits the daguerreotype process, named after the French associate photographer who successfully developed clear imagery prints on copper and silver backgrounds was first introduced in the late 1830s.

The equipment displayed at the museum ranges from the press machine dating back from 1773 to the earlier Gaumont stereoscopic film used in cinema halls as from 1913.

The gallery includes earlier colonial sceneries of sugar barons and plantations as well as remote village way of life to the development of cities like Rose Hill and Port Louis pinnacle architecture.


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Opening Hours

  • Weekdays Only10:00 - 15:00

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