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Seychelles National Museum of History

National Museum © David Stanley
National Museum © David Stanley

Step back into the days of the buccaneers at the Seychelles National Museum of History, which features excellent displays of historic artefacts relating to the cultural and natural history of the islands. Exhibits include a range of interesting objects salvaged from shipwrecks, coral, and voodoo dolls to items that belonged to well-known pirates in days of yore. The museum also holds the oldest known map of the Seychelles, which dates back to 1517. Though the museum is small, its single gallery offers a fascinating glimpse into the culture and history of the Seychelles, and visitors interested in local history will be rewarded by spending a quick hour or two perusing the exhibition.

Address: National Library Building, Francis Rachel Street, Victoria

Admission: SCR 15; free for children under 12 years old.