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Address: Route de Cote d'Or, Praslin Island, Seychelles
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As before, this is new and part of a commercial area which spoiled my memories of 30 years ago when the Seychelles were so quiet.

Reviewed 21 June 2015
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Denmark
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This so called museum is false marketing and plain cheating!!! When you enter you are asked to pay 180 rupies (12 euro) All there is to see is a cage with a few fruit bats some chickens, guinnepigs and turtels (all locked up in small cages) and a few old pictures. No black parrots. The 'guided tour' is not informative,... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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607 reviews
177 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

But, what it is, is a laboratory for medicinal Plants that would be an herbalists dream. All types of bushes and plants that can be processed and used for holistic medications. They tend to fruit bats which you can get up close and personal and you can see how coconuts can be used for everything. Very educational.

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Thank JordanS8
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

180 rupees to see some fruit bats and turtles and chickens cooped up in a tiny cage. Fruit bats fly everywhere here, tortoises can be seen all around the island at some restaurants/ hotels for free, and chickens shouldn't be caged up like that. Save your 180 rupees and go elsewhere.

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Grasmere, UK
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Make sure you have the owner tour guide on arrival, who will talk you through the history of spices, all the trees in the yard, the history of everything is Praslin. Fruit bats and turtles on site to make friends with, coconut dehusking you can try your hands at!

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Thank HugiGrasmere_UK
Margate, South Africa
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10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

On a windy overcast day we decided to visit the museum. As we entered the premise we were greeted by a bunch of tortoises stuck in a extremely small pen and 3 bats in a cage that had no environmental enrichment at all. To top it off, the proprietor rushed out demanding SR 180 pp entrance fee to look at... More 

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Thank Silvi227
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2016

It is not a museum, everything whats on offer, which is not much, you see in praslin anyway! He wanted 180rupees per person! Crazy man .. When negotiating the price he got very agressive!

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Thank sarik29
Wigan Uk
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

This is a one man band set up, (Steve), he welcomes you, does the tour and gives you a fresh fruit punch at the end. If you want to see a few fruit bats up close and a giant tortoise it's great. Steve will also tell you about the vast array of plants and there use in medicine and whitch... More 

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Thank Mark A
Cheshire
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

As before, this is new and part of a commercial area which spoiled my memories of 30 years ago when the Seychelles were so quiet.

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Thank geminiCheshire
Guam, Mariana Islands
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Places like this do not exist anymore. Freshly caught and grilled red snapper, barracuda, job fish. Served whole. Along with as much fresh organic salads and fruit you can handle. ( the left over greens are feed to the Museum Giant Tortoise and fruits, of course to the fruit bats). Steve the proprietor his wife Jeannie and a family of... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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190 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2014

The place has a very interesting story and is part of the Iland past. however, it is titally worn down, a pitty. Its location is wonderfull, close to the beach and "source d'Argent' a unique beach.

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