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Blue Penny Museum, Port Louis

(3.9/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A nice tour of this well organized, clear, Museum with interesting material. Temporary exhibitions on the ground floor interesting on various topics of the Mauritian culture and life. Icing on the cake, the famous blue penny!
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  • Just do it, not that much other stuff to see here, so I visited the museum . You can spend as much time or little as you want. But make sure you see the main event upstairs , it's worth it. Great for ...  more »
  • good choice for stamp collectors. Wide range of stamps. Go around and read the history written.it will help us to know more  more »
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  • Very interesting and gives much information about the colonial Mauritius. Had a large collection of rate stamps as well.
  • Very interesting museum especially if you wood like to dive inside Mauritius history
  • Wicked if you like stamps this the place to see the penny blue
  • You learn a lot of thing of the past of our little island... Really very interesting... Very good for children of the primary...
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  • building of colonial inspiration the blue penny museum contains a surprising collection of stamps and the rarest coins of the world (for reasons of conservation some are copies) we can also see maps maritime paintings sculptures, photographs etc... really great.
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