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Blue Penny Museum, Port Louis

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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4/5 based on 170 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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  • We booked a taxi from the West Coast of the Island to the North which included a visit to Port Louis. The Museum was very interesting even if your not that into stamps. It also provides a look into th...  read more »
  • Located in a beautiful old building, next to Caudan Waterfront. Even if you don't particularly like stamps, the history of the introduction of the stamp to the delivering of post on the island gives y...  read more »
  • The museum is named after the world's rarest stamp, the Mauritius blue 2 pence from 1843 that was bought and put on display. Museum is small but modern and very well put together. Excellent early expl...  read more »
  • 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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