Sugar Museum and Factory
Sugar Museum and Factory (Beau Plan, Pamplemousses, B18) — rising above the sea of green sugar cane fields, like a great ship at anchor, the old Beau Plan sugar mill (located 20 minutes northeast of Port Louis) has a long history. By following the trail of the Sugar Adventure with over 250 years of existence, you can trace the history of the whole country.
The tour of the old sugar mill, which has been transformed into a modern museum, lasts about 1:30 hours, at the end of tour, delightful sugar and rum tastings await the visitor. The adventure starts behind the facade of the factory building, with tales woven around the life story of sugar, which for long period of time has been the main product of Mauritius. You will then visit the enormous factory, its decade-old machines decked with a thousand lights. A sugarcane hedge leads the way to the fully restored and converted sugar factory where films evoking the early years of Mauritius appear on giant screens. The factory was used until the 1970s to transport sacks of sugar in the port. Today you can see how the docks used to be in those times and discover their importance to Mauritius. Admission: Rs. 350 (tourist adult); Rs. 175 (tourist children 6-12 years and students);.Rs. 150 (local adult), Rs. 75 (local seniors, students, and children 6-12 years). Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (daily).