Blue Penny Museum, Port Louis

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Indulge your inner philatelist at Blue Penny Museum, a museum housing two of the rarest stamps in existence. The main attraction for many remains the incredibly rare red one-penny and blue two-penny stamps issued by the British Post Office in 1847. In fact, they're considered the most valuable objects on the entire island. Those without a great love of all things stamp-related will still find plenty here that appeals, including a fair portion of Mauritian history, from discovery to colonization and beyond, with a range of maps, photographs, and documents. Plan your Blue Penny Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Port Louis using our Port Louis road trip planning site .
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  • Actually, the visit to the Bluepenny Museum is a must. Here are the originals of the Orange and blue Mauritius. These are illuminated but only once in the hour for 10 minutes to protect them. You can find the other exhibits in other museums... anyway, the visit was very entertaining.
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  • It made such a noise of these 2 most expensive stamps in the world, you are disappointed when you are in front, especially if we don't have the chance to be at the point where they are enlightened! otherwise we can't see anything!
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  • Within the Caudan waterfrond, this small museum traces the history of the island. Interesting. Philatelists will be delighted! Do
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  • Amazing place for philatelist. Its most valuable stamp according to me is the one of "Queen Victoria II" which is estimated to be worth around $4 million. For those who might be thinking of touching the stamp, it isn't possible. Place has been maintained properly for years and has somehow a colonial look.
  • This is must see on Mauricius to have some overview about island history and of course well known stamps. Real ones are enlighted 10 minutes every half an hour (no worries,guide will notify you) to protect them. No photo allowed unfortunetally.
  • Great attraction of tourists.it has paid parking and nice location .entry ticket which differs for locals and tourists. Has a free expo of models of all historic buildings of Mauritius. You can also buy souveneir and stamps.
  • Great place to know about the history of Mauritius as well as that of the very famous Paul & Virginie Fun learning with the kids
  • Iconic place for both locals and foreigner... A visit is a must

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