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Blue Penny Museum

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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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So tiny, so rare and so expensive!

It is worthwhile to visit the small, but well done, Blue Penny Museum (opened in 2001) in Port-Louis, home to the famous orange-red one penny and blue two pence stamps in mint... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Paris, France
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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

It is worthwhile to visit the small, but well done, Blue Penny Museum (opened in 2001) in Port-Louis, home to the famous orange-red one penny and blue two pence stamps in mint condition depicting Queen Victoria just to say you have seen these famous stamps. They are among the rarest stamps in the world, they were issued by the British... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you love stamps then that's the place for you! Additionally, history about the post, colonial times and Mauritius! The only worthy place in Port Louis!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

You cannot visit Mauritius, and especially Port Louis, and not visit this gem of a museum. Fascinating and professionally displayed antique maps, maritime instruments and old antiques, exhibition on the history of Mauritius, postage stamp exhibition including rare stamps, and fabulous sculpture display. Also interesting then and now lithographs and photographs of Port Louis. Would highly recommend this museum -... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The museum gives you a very good summary of the island history and a glimpse on the most valuable stamps of Mauritius. We felt that the entrance fee was quite high R245.00 per adult/ MUR490.00 per couple and this was not justified as the explanation of the displayed article(s) or goods were poor & some only in one language and... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The rare philatelic material in the museum. Both stamps and postal history are on display. Also rare maps and other things of interest relating to Mauritius' Connections with the sea and trade.

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Very nice, but a little poor because you cannot built a Museum around a Stamp and few images of Paul&Virginie. People coming from Italy where we have 70% of all monuments in the word it is a little bit funny. Therefore we can appreciate the efforts of the designer!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This quaint museum details the history of the island as well as displaying the worlds rarest stamp although this is only displayed for a short time each day.

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Grand Island, Nebraska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

First off, parking was as scarce as hen's teeth near the museum. Then, the museum cashiers take your money to see the "stamps" and tell you no cameras (even those without flash) are allowed. But worst of all, the tour book we read said that the stamps were lit every 20 minutes. Wrong! They are only lit once an hour,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I was keen to know more about Mauritius' history so this seemed like a good place to go. The exhibits were interesting, though rather old-fashioned and they could do with a refresh. The stamp section was good - though narrated in a rather long-winded and repetitive way - and after waiting a while to see the old stamps (which are... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It has some of the first expedition details to Mauritius. Maps, ship models, paintings of the sailors who visited this part of the world first, how they tried to win over the other and finally how the British won over others. A section is dedicated to Postal communication in that period and another to the paintings and history of Paul... More 

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Address: Blue Penny Square, Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone Number: +230-210-8176
Location: Africa  >  Mauritius  >  Port Louis District  >  Port Louis

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