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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  • This is a small Museum of the history of Maurice very well done and or everyone can choose their own pace because the information can be rich and dense if you have the time. The first 'penny blue' stamps remain anecdotal with respect to the content of the Museum. For the collectors, the Museum of the former station, 10 min walk, them will fill.
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  • The history of the island is very interesting, slightly less for the party stamp. Watch out for hours to check!
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  • Museum has perfect place next the parking place in Port Luis. Small house with big experience especialy for fillatelists - blue and red mauritius. Be carefule, the original stamp are on the left side ...  more »
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  • 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
  • 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...
  • Nice place, with a very good collection of stamp and coins...
  • Nice place, with a very good collection of stamps and coins

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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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