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Blue Penny Museum, Port Louis

(3.9/5 based on 190+ 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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  • Go ahead it's informative. We learn a lot about the history of Mauritius especially on the capital Port-Louis and the evolution of the postal service in overseas. So friendly
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  • When I visit a city generally I always go to museums ... here at Mauritius any one only the title is the history of mauritius ... then I thought of something interesting. the few reviews becaue ... not recommend it to anyone unless you are very experienced-of francobolli........vi is a rare item that is in the dark and no one can see
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  • I think this is a place worth visiting. Theme of the musem (Red and Blue Penny stamps) are attractive to almost all and at evet age. However, stamps are not the only exhibited things. You will find so...  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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