The National Museums

The National Museum of Natural History is in the centre of Victoria on Mahé. Downstairs is where you’ll find most of the exhibits. There is lots of information on the plant and animal life and how they have evolved over time. There is also a focus on the major environmental concerns that are faced by Seychelles in the hope of educating locals and tourists alike about the threats and to encourage positive change. This is something that is done without being preachy. Occasionally, there will be additional exhibits upstairs but usually they are connected with school projects. The highlight of the museum are its staff. They are so friendly, and so passionate about Seychelles, it’s impossible not to be drawn in to what they have to say. As it is only a tiny little museum in Victoria, don’t expect to stay for more than an hour, but it really is worth the visit nonetheless.