plan Your Visit
Plan your visit
The visit starts with a visit of the Beekrumsing Ramlallah Interpretation Centre (30 to 40 minutes) followed by a visit to the World Heritage Property (20 minutes).
Beekrumsing Ramlallah Interpretation Centre (BRIC)
The Centre is one of the rare places dedicated to indenture in the world. Through its dynamic and modern exhibition, the centre presents the establishment and development of the indentured system as well as the experience of indentured labourers at the immigration depot in Mauritius.
The Centre was named after Beekrumsing Ramlallah (1915-2000), Journalist and Member of Parliament, in homage to his commitment to recognize the
Aapravasi Ghat as a landmark in the history of the nation.
The Centre opened on 3 November 2014. It was inaugurated on 2 November 2014 in the context of the 180th Anniversary of the arrival of indentured labourers in Mauritius.
Entrance is free of charge
Monday – Friday: 9:00 – 16:00 hrs
Saturday: 9:00 – 12:00 hrs
Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays
Closes at noon on 24th and 31st December
The Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site, remains of an Immigration Depot built in 1849, is located in Port-Louis, the capital of Mauritius, where the modern indentured labour diaspora began.
The Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site was inscribed in 2006 under criteria vi as:
“The first site chosen by the British Government in 1834 for the great experiment in the use of indentured rather than slave Labour, is strongly associated with memories of almost half a million indentured labourers moving from India to Mauritius to work on sugarcane plantations or to be transshipped to other parts of the World.” (World heritage Committee Decision 30COM 8B.33)
Free guided visits of the Beekrumsing Ramlallah Interpretation Centre and the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site are available. Advance booking is recommended for this activity which lasts about 1 hour.
Pedagogical activities for children (45 mins)
- Story Telling (3 – 6 years old)
- Construction Techniques (6 – 14 years old)
- Pottery Making (6 – 14 years old)
- In the footsteps of an immigrant at Aapravasi Ghat (6 – 14 years old)
Advance Group bookings are necessary for these activities. Free of charge.
The Outreach Program was designed to offer presentations and talks on the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Property and indenture in locations throughout the island. Booking and more information on 217 77 70.
Several educational resources can be accessed and downloaded by teachers to engage their students with the history of the Aapravasi Ghat and the indenture system. Theses resources provide the perfect opportunity to discover the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site without leaving the classroom and can also complement an onsite visit as a form of pre and post learning.
Link to educational resources: https://padlet.com/aapravasighat/e9nf 95a6e6u8h7sg
The World Heritage Site is accessible with a wheelchair. All galleries and main area of the Interpretation Centre are accessible to wheelchairs. There are accessible toilets with good facilities.
In case your visit requires specific arrangements, please contact us on 217 7770.
Parking for visitors
The Interpretation Centre does not provide parking for visitors. Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site visitors can park their vehicles at the Granary or at Le Caudan Waterfront.
The visit to the Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site lasts for approximately one hour. The visit comprises that of Beekrumsing Ramlallah Interpretation Centre.
Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site
Beekrumsing Ramlallah Interpretation Centre
Tel: 217 7770