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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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  • The blue penny Museum is mandatory for every holiday request on Mauritius. That was for us only interesting however the blue and Red "Penny" so the red and blue Mauritius. A 4 million dollar stamp is worth seeing anyway. The rest of the Museum is interesting in bad weather but otherwise quite ok. Not to be confused with the Postal Museum! It costs while less lives but how it looks from tourists who can get lost there.
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  • Fascinating history of the famous penny blue stamp in relation to British use in Mauritius. Beautiful part of the island 
  • If you want to learn a bit about the history of Mauritius, so this the place to go. Good collection about history of stamps. 
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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
  • 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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  • KEEN INTEREST!
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