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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. By using our Port Louis vacation route planner, you can arrange your visit to Blue Penny Museum and other attractions in Port Louis.
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  • We are not stamp enthusiasts but like several other attractions on Mauritius this place gave an excellent insight into the history of the Island - recommended!  more »
  • Had a lovely walk thru this museum. Small but interesting. Lovely staff. Very clean. Had another exhibition running inside with pressed flowers.  more »
  • This museum gives an account of Mauritius's historical development. It is well curated but there is too much reading material on the panels - a common error especially for those with glasses that need...  more »
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  • I visited blue penny museum on visit to port louis and caudan waterfront. I read about it TripAdvisor and decided to go as there was nothing left to do on north tour which included onlynport louis and caudan. Its small and nice museum with old maps ship model postage stamps Highlight here is 1853 penny stamps which costs 2.5 million dollars.. Souvenir shops has exciting items though costly Entrance fee 200 mur Visit if you are history buff or into stamps...
  • A nice museum. Well maintained and good place to go if you have time.
  • Not really worth visit.Just okay
  • Original in Mauritius, a museum for one stamp.
  • Overrated I would say

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Where to stay in Port Louis

Port Louis doesn't have a huge range of places to stay--and the city is not the most bustling after dark. Still, you'll find a couple of options here and there. On the waterfront, a few viable luxury lodgings offer amenities such as annexed seafood restaurants, bars, and air conditioning. Alternatively, head farther down the coast for numerous better value options in dedicated tourist resorts. Even relatively small fishing villages have some decent homestay or guesthouse lodgings.
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