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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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If you want to learn a bit about the history of Mauritius, so this the place to go. Good collection about history of stamps.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Blue Penny is a small but excellent museum, well organized and pleasant to see, one of the (few) museums in the little capital city of Mauritius, which is well worrth a day trip during your stay on the island.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fascinating history of the famous penny blue stamp in relation to British use in Mauritius. Beautiful part of the island

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Terre Rouge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to learn a bit about the history of Mauritius, so this the place to go. Good collection about history of stamps.

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sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not particularly into stamp collecting but to be inches away from the two most valuable stamps in the world is quite exciting - and it's a very impressive exhibit, subdued lighting & whispered voices with the originals only on show for a few minutes every hour. Of course the Museum has more to offer than stamps particularly maritime history... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really, and surprisingly enjoyed this museum. We only went in because we stumbled upon it and it's sooooo cheap to get in! Some of the worlds rarest stamps on display and a wonderfully interesting history into the Empires post office services. Really worth the bother and a great little find. Also in a nice place in St Louis so a... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the only place on the world where you can see both "Blue and Red Mauritius" stamps. Do you need more to go there? Even if you are not an enthusiast to stamps, you must see it + interesting info about Mauritius and history. Sorry i do not have any photo...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Visited as part of an excursion, shows the history of Mauritius and stamp collection. A very small museum in a modern shopping area by the harbour.

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Seremban, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Disappointing, not worth visiting.Located at WaterFront.Just a "square" new building with history on Stamps.Only area where they sell souvenirs are access free.Entrance fee of rupee 245 (usd8 ) is exorbitant. Strictly for stamps enthusiam, other tourist just view from outside is enough.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

It's a waste of time. not at all recommended. Overpriced. Those who like to spend time with history may like it but nothing great here.

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Thank MANAS K
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Not worth for money. I got really bored. Got out in 10 mins. Located near food court. 2 floor museum. It talks about history of Mauritius. Hey could have presented in a good manner. We have to read every information and after some time you start skipping things. Paid Parking is available nearby.

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