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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  • August 5, 2017
    If you go be sure to first in the world-the only and the most expensive postage stamps must see-visit ok 45 minutes with the purchase of souvenirs-later I recommend a walk through the city
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  • July 24, 2017
    As a Mauritian citizen, if you want to discover more about the history of the island, i recommend you that place . You will be in the same area as the waterfront ! Dont forget to bring spectacles!  more »
  • July 17, 2017
    Intimate but terribly 'effective' Museum. It is worth a visit, and once again: take your time to find out. It's a beautiful Museum for which - of course - like history.
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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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