Timings : Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Wednesday – 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday and Public Holidays – Closed
Entry Fee : No entry fee
Situated within the vicinity of the commercial centre in Port Louis, the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Memorial Centre for Culture is a old wooden which was acquired by the Government of Mauritius back in 1986 and it holds its significance for the fact that this is a place where Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam spent almost 30 years of his life, approximately between 1935 to 1965. It was inaugurated in the year 1987 on his birthday that is 18th September by the then Prime Minister of Mauritius, Sir Anerood Jugnauth in the presence of the Governor General Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo, the Minister of Education Arts and Culture Armoogum Parsuramen and Dr Navinchadra Ramgoolam.
The SSR Memorial Centre for Culture is dedicated in the loving memory of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam for his significant role as the architect of Mauritius’ independence and to commemorate his position in the country as the Father of the Nation. The 150-year-old centre is rich in its symbolism and history and the living manifestation of the historical and architectural heritage of Mauritius.
It was also the residence of the founder of the Mauritius Labour Party Dr Maurice Cure, right from his birth in 1886 until 1916. In 1986, it was declared as a National Monument, and as the present day, it is listed as one of the National Heritage of Mauritius.
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