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Blue Penny Museum, Port Louis

(3.9/5 based on 200+ 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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  • Those who are interested in postage stamps, must visit of course this Museum, because here you can see the world famous Blue Mauritius. There's also a quite dry and old-fashioned design section on the history of the island
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  • You should visit this museum where they have 2 very expensive and rare stamps. Moreover there are some nice pictures of this port including some history. It is a nice visit but you won't visit this pl...  more »
  • It is a small museum, easy and convenient to visit, which combines a passion for Philately and good part of Mauritian history. Very interesting collection of antique prints and illustrations of the island, as well as other exhibits for the benefit of visitors. Located just outside the Centro Commerciale Le Caudan Waterfront and is worth a short visit
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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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