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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  • The Blue Penny Museum looks very nice and there is no doubt in my mind that a lot of Mauritian tax money went into getting it in shape and keeping it nice. However, whilst I checked that the last tour...  more »
  • one of the very few museum on the island, it is well situated on the port louis waterfront. nicely set up and very insightful.  more »
  • The small Museum extends over two floors and is really descriptive and informative. Detailed explanations and various Darstellungsformem have made the visit especially.
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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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