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Blue Penny Museum, Port Louis
(3.9/5 based on 180+ 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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  • Everything revolves around a stamp ... issued in error, but nobody has noticed before that the Governor's wife sending invitations to the grand ball in the world ... and its rarity is confirmed that the last auction where it appeared one, it reached the listing of 2 million. Not bad, right?!? The Museum is small but well kept and it traces the island's colonial history. To follow, in this visit, four steps to the Waterfront, nearby.
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  • Small Museum of the valuable postage stamps! The beginning of very nice discovery and conquest of the island, then a Department to the capital itself, and then a corner with the post office and stamps. On the ground floor have an area for Paul and Virginie, and one with images of fish. Only for those interested in worthwhile or in worse weather
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  • The Blue Penny is a small but excellent museum, well organized and pleasant to see, one of the (few) museums in the little capital city of Mauritius, which is well worrth a day trip during your stay o...  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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