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Address: Blue Penny Square, Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone Number: +230-210-8176
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Description: Founded by The Mauritius Commercial Bank and erected at the Caudan...
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.
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Nice gift shop, museum left me with mixed impressions, some exhibits were interesting some less. The famous Blue penny is left in the dark to preserve it and light shines on it... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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Moscow, Russia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Nice gift shop, museum left me with mixed impressions, some exhibits were interesting some less. The famous Blue penny is left in the dark to preserve it and light shines on it only on some intervals which make for quite a long wait.

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seattle
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Museum is directly on the waterfront in Port Louis. The Museum details the early sea battles that Mauritius went through during the 1700's and 1800's Very interesting

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Vieux Grand Port, Grand Port, Mauritius
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Blue Penny is a compact museum set at Caudan Waterfront in Port- Louis, the most visited area by tourists in Mauritius. Owned and sponsored by the Mauritius Commercial Bank, this museum retraces the history of Mauritius from the time it appeared on the first Planisphere, by Alberto Cantino in 1502. At that time, one can see no Australia , yet... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

As part of a tour, my husband & I were given tickets to get us into the stamp museum (usually 150 rupees per person). Our guide, Sonny, said it should take about 30 - 45 mins to view the museum. As I am not a museum fan (my husband is) I would have preferred to shop a little more in... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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24 helpful votes 24 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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12 helpful votes 12 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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38 helpful votes 38 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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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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