SSR Memorial centre for culture
SSR Memorial centre for culture is a museum near and was the home of Mauritius’ father of independence, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, from 1935 until 1968. Dedicated in memory of this statesman, beloved by the Mauritian people. The 150 year old centre is rich in symbolism and history as well as showing the historical and architectural heritage of Mauritius. It was declared a National Monument in 1986.
Entrance to the museum is free. It’s open 6 days a week, it is closed on Sundays and public holidays.
The museum is located in the vicinity of the commercial centre in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. It is simple house, comprising 7 rooms, where the personal effects of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam are on display. These items include his furniture, clothes, medical equipment and his certificates. Photographs showing his international relationship and his contacts with world leaders are also on display. You can also see books and press articles in English, French and Hindi.
A major feature of the SSR Memorial centre for culture is a photographic exhibition that highlights the main events in his life. A statue in bronze of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, can be seen in the front courtyard.