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Blue Penny Museum

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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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Pocket sized history of the island

Splendid small museum housing the world's most valuable stamps. Set nicely in an explanation of the island's history. Certainly for stamp collectors, good for those interested in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Marlborough. UK
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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Light over the famous stamps turned on for only 10 min every hour. Lots of people waiting, so u have seconds only to see them.

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Marlborough. UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Splendid small museum housing the world's most valuable stamps. Set nicely in an explanation of the island's history. Certainly for stamp collectors, good for those interested in history but perhaps not for children. We enjoyed our visit and it was the only reason for us to visit the Caudan Waterfront area

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Francistown, North-East, Botswana
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not crowded, which makes it easier to walk around. ancient materials that educates. just that it needs translation for non residents to understand what is written

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Prague, Czech Republic
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108 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

perhaps the only "non natural" sight on the island, not interesting for kids but great for people who collect stamps, nice building in terms of architecture, otherwise Port Louis is not worth visiting at all

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Port Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Unlike other museums,this one is a museum which has collections of stamps of mauritius from pas 1993 bought by a consortium of mauritian enterprises.

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Port Louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Blue Penny Museum is a one of the most interesting places to visit if you are a fan of history of Mauritius. It is a great attraction for locals and tourists. With the large collection of stamps, you offer yourself a unique opportunity to travel within different periods of the history of Mauritius whether it is about fauna, flora, people,... More 

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Shanghai, China
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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Certainly this museum is a must for whoever is engaged in stamp collection - the history is well explained and the stamps nicely presented - the most important two stamps however will only be presented with light for 10 min per hour.

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Milford on Sea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This well organised museum, tracing the history and development of postage stamps and postal services in Mauritius, should be of firm interest to anyone who collected the colourful Mauritian postage stamps in their youth, and well worth the modest tourist's entrance charge. Likewise the Mauritius Postal Museum on the main road by the other end of the Waterfront is well... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Very well set out. Interesting history of the people, transport and also the postal delivery. Make sure you are there at the correct time to see the two Penny Blue and the One Penny Brown stamps that are on display together, a real privilege. Rather expensive admittance fee for two small floors of exhibition displays but glad to have experienced... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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171 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

It is small and one could looked at everything within 1 hour. It may not be everyone's cup of tea to see stamps but the fact is that there is not that many attractions in Port Louis...

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