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Blue Penny Museum

Blue Penny Square, Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius
+230-210-8176
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Ranked #6 of 16 Attractions in Port Louis
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Owner description: Founded by The Mauritius Commercial Bank and erected at the Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis, this state-of-the-art Museum is one of the jewels of... more » Owner description: Founded by The Mauritius Commercial Bank and erected at the Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis, this state-of-the-art Museum is one of the jewels of Mauritius cultural establishments. Resolutely modern and dynamic in its conception, it houses an exquisite heritage collection that speaks of Mauritius and the region. Transcending time and space, from the first explorer to set foot on the island, all through its successive settlers from Europe, Africa and Asia, an exciting adventure awaits you. Interwoven with reality are the numerous legends which make us all dream. If deep down, you want to taste the soul of Mauritius, to feel its heart beating with memories of the past, to learn all about what makes it so endearing, then the Blue Penny Museum is a must. « less
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I had a few hours free after business finished and found this a very interesting way to find out about Mauritius and their history in stamps. Well worth a couple of hours if you have the time.

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48 reviews 48 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Fascinating museum - good insight into history of Mauritius - past explorers, battles, French & British occupation, stamps, build of Port Louis, etc. Good models, some paintings, old photos of town matched with present city!, Wish they consulted the British curators to understand how to display a good museum - some parts dark, unable to read memos, poor display, etc.... More

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stoke on trent
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

we called here on a day trip its ok if you like stamps ,the history is very good all about the postal service.

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Ebene, Mauritius
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

It has a great ambience. Ask to see the Blue Penny and the curator will be overwhelmed to show it to you, as well as, give you a large narration of the history behind that postage stamp.

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Newark
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Set within the old post office of Port Louise this museum is interesting and well worth a visit. The history of the postal service is linked to the development of the island's economy. It was interesting to learn that over 150 miles of railway was installed on the island and each station had a post office it is a pity... More

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Ballston
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56 reviews 56 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

that has very nice bi-lingual displays of local history and those famous stamps. Worth an hour at least.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Intimate, lightly populated, informative. Excellent antique maps and, of course, the Penny Blue stamp - which is actually a Twopenny Blue!

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Basel, Switzerland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

On my day trip to Port Louis, I went to the Blue Penny Museum. It's a small museum but very interesting. They have two very old stamps. They are mostly in the dark (to protect the stamps). I was told that they switch on the light every hour for a few minutes! So ask when they switch on the light!... More

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Orlová
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79 reviews 79 reviews
65 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I visit the museum Blue Penny in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius in November 2013. Museum opened in November 2001. Is a stamp museum with two legendary stamps Blue Mauritius. In museum is the original and famous statue of Paul and Virginia created by Prosper d´Epinay. I learn of 175 year of history of Port Louis and Mauritius in... More

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Mauritius
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

my visit to Blue Penny was very instructive. I specially wanted to see the sculpture of Paul & Virginie ... It was just like I imagined , the sculptor I must say is more than talented. In the same room some objects retrieved from the shipwreck ( st Geran ) was also displayed. The sight of the stamps with the... More

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