Mauritius Postal Museum
Mauritius Postal Museum
3.5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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VFS
5 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
Interesting but they honestly have nothing much to show except a penny black.
Still, the entrance is cheap and it can teach you something.
Written March 30, 2023
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Simon Williams
Cardiff, UK177 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Great museum a step into the past. Really enjoyed visiting here , showing the British colonial history and the stamps used by Mauritius at the time. The staff were friendly and admission was reasonable.
Written February 2, 2023
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periandro
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,834 contributions
Jun 2019
The Mauritius Postal Museum is in one of the historical buildings located in that part of Port Louis called Waterfront whose construction was carried out in the eighties of the nineteenth century. It’s a nice rock building.
In the different rooms of that Museum the diverse items there displayed offer the possibility to visitors to witness the major events concerning the history of the postal services in Mauritius from its origin in 1772, year in which the first post office opened its door, Mauritius being still a French colony. The visit of that place may therefore turn out to be a trip to the past and back through the time. It’s fantastic to see, for instance, how the post boxes looked like in the nineteenth century and at the beginning of the twentieth. Likewise, the furniture and counters, weights, scales and relevant tools as well as uniforms and equipments used at that time are very interesting objects whose beholding takes certainly one back to a time when everything was better and the world was a more pleasant place apt to develop interpersonal relations in a normal and friendly manner.
In that Museum there is also possibility to see, among other things, a big map showing the railway track on the island with the railway stations and the different post offices. The reason why that map is exhibited is to evoke the time when letters were delivered throughout the country using trains. In addition to that, there one can also contemplate a set of pigeonholes where the letters used to be classified before their distribution, automatic stamps machines, telegraph stations and prepaid envelopes introduced in 1861, and some funny designs about an imaginary postman named Sam.
As far as stamps are concerned, some widely used in the eighties of the last century are displayed there. Other widespread stamps are likewise on display on boards in the same area. Notwithstanding that, the most interesting feature in this respect refers to the famous blue and red two pence and one penny stamps, respectively, depicting the face of Queen Victoria. One original of each one of such stamps are kept however in the Blue Penny Museum located in the Caudan Waterfront. They were conceived and printed for the first time by Joseph Osborn Bernard. The rarity as regards those stamps lays on the fact that they contain the words “post office” in the place where there should be a legend reading “post paid”.
It’s an interesting place to visit while in Port Louis. In it one can learn a lot about the postal service in Mauritius since its inception and have a nice time watching the different equipments, devices and other items belonging to a time which is already over and which may certainly bring about some nostalgia for sensitive visitors.
Written October 11, 2019
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PariZaad
London, UK184 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Great one off visit especially for stamps collectors. Museum is free to visit except for special exhibits.
Written January 6, 2019
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Ges R
Bourne, UK710 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
This is a prominent and attractive colonial building in the heart of the city and close to the waterfront. It is a good meeting point, as well as an interesting museum
Written November 16, 2018
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kiltmaker2
Evanston, IL14,812 contributions
Jun 2018
Located in the heart of the city of Port Louis, this building which is built with balcony surrounding the First floor surely bring back memories of the architectural work in the past.
Written September 28, 2018
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RAUMmitHund
Ingolstadt, Germany1,081 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
We have been here during our holiday. We didn‘t expext too much but it was worth a visit. Of course you should be into stamps-otherwise it is just another stamp.
Price is ok
Written August 29, 2018
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Helen L
West Yorkshire, UK53 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
We called in to this museum as part of an arranged tour - I'm not sure we would otherwise have gone. We were glad we did. It's only small but houses the Mauritian Blue Stamp which is kept in very low lighting to protect it. Lots of history of the island - very informative. Nice loos too!!!!
Written April 25, 2018
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Steve K
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea71 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
A small but decent museum which could teach you lots of history of Mauritius by just going through the archived postage stamps. Additionally it has other portraits and re-constructions which are quite impressive.
Written March 29, 2018
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