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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  • Who visited Port Louis, should drop by here in any case. Alone the pretty building justifies the visit. And who to start something white is right here with stamps.
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  • Not a huge museum but well set out and very interesting. not easy for those who had trouble with stairs or strollers.  more »
  • Listen here you must go, at least to tell the son (grandson, nephew, friend software) that highlight the most rare and expensive brand in the world! A small museum, minutes to 30-40, but very cute. Second floor (start) is dedicated to actually make and the history of the colonization of Mauritius. A good exposition of ship models from different periods. First floor-novel "Paul and Virginia" (you also didn't know that there's this? Wikis help you) and the history of postal service in Mauritius (one collection envelopes which stands). Ends the route an excellent souvenir shop-unlike Street shops here a lot of good albums, posters of historic prints and other serious stuff. Necessary initial knowledge in English or French, or a good guide. Famous brand offer to explore several times a day, literally 5 minutes, it makes sense to ask about the nearest the exposure and, if necessary, pass the time on Le Caudan Waterfront, nearby.
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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...
  • Nice place, with a very good collection of stamp and coins...
  • Nice place, with a very good collection of stamps and coins
  • A nice museum. Well maintained and good place to go if you have time.
  • A very small stamp and history museum

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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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