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Address: Blue Penny Square, Le Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius
Phone Number: +230-210-8176
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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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Worth a visit if you have time and you like a bit of history

Worth a visit if you have time and you like a bit of history. It's a tad more expensive than i thought it was going to be and considering how small it is. It was very empty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2016
Andy W
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London, United Kingdom
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well kept museum with good use of display space and lighting. Very popular in the heart of the waterfront area. It explains the island's history as well as the background to the main attractions the penny blue and orange stamps. Well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Worth a visit if you have time and you like a bit of history. It's a tad more expensive than i thought it was going to be and considering how small it is. It was very empty visitor wise which was quite nice to enjoy at our leisure. There's a lot of history of the island and very broad, covering... More 

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BPMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Blue Penny Museum, responded to this review

Hello, thanks a lot your your review. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Great for local and maritime history, as well as the only museum where you can see these rare stamps. The museum has a small gift shop.

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BPMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Blue Penny Museum, responded to this review

Hello. we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

A small but impressive exhibition about the history of colonial Mauritius. Nice collection although the layout is a bit confusing. Worth visiting.

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North Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This was a great little museum with a lot of information regarding the postal service of Mauritus. A very interesting and broad collection of their stamps ever printed and very well displayed. A gem of a place.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Good small museum to give an overview of the history of Mauritius; great old maritime maps and of course the famous (valuable) stamps. Well worth a visit.

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BPMuseum, Front Office Manager at Blue Penny Museum, responded to this review

Hi. We are pleased that you spent a nice moment in the museum. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Nice building, nice display and of course the stamps, who gave the island its name ;-) Well located at the centre of the port.

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Thank tom m
BPMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Blue Penny Museum, responded to this review

Hello. Thanks a lot for your positive review. More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

What a little treasure. Opposite le Caudan waterfront, this gem opens around 10am and houses the most valued stamps bought back for the nation in the 1990s. Upstairs and located in the gloom, you then see the specially lit stamps - blue and orange red! Downstairs is a history of the island and a moving, photographic exhibition of indentured labour... More 

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BPMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Blue Penny Museum, responded to this review

Hello Susan C. Thanks a lot for your review and that you enjoy the time spent at the Blue Penny Museum. More 

Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

This museum is spread over two floors and many rooms. Unlike most comments - the stamp collection and story of post in Mauritius is just one part of display (although the major attraction). I was more fascinated by the sections on Mauritian history, growth of Port Louis, stories of Paul-Virginie and the coolies brought from Indian. It is a shame... More 

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Caloundra, Australia
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Visited this museum in an afternoon and stamp collectors will be excited to see the world's rare one-penny and two-pence stamps. The museum is nicely set out and displays interesting photos and maps of Mauritius' history.

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