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Blue Penny Museum

Blue Penny Square, Le Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius
+230 210 8176
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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.
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good48%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“postal service” (10 reviews)
“every hour” (9 reviews)
“paul virginie” (7 reviews)
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Blue Penny Square, Le Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius
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+230 210 8176
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Blue Penny Museum looks very nice and there is no doubt in my mind that a lot of Mauritian tax money went into getting it in shape and keeping it nice. However, whilst I checked that the last tour today was at 16:30 and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

one of the very few museum on the island, it is well situated on the port louis waterfront. nicely set up and very insightful.

Thank fezi n
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

the museum is named after the rare Mauritian stamp and does have a small collection of rare stamps. If that doesn't interest you the history of postal deliveries is however very enlightening to learn how communication evolved since the first settlers wished to communicate with...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

This museum is a must do in Port Louis since it’s known for the famous stamps. But it offers way more: a very good exhibit about the History of the city and the history of mail services throughout the history.

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Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

The Museum is quite small but there some interesting exhibits showing the development of Mauritius in the form of early maps. The exhibits of the Blue and Orange Penny are well done and the story is interesting. There is also an exhibition of models of...More

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Reviewed January 1, 2018

Museum has perfect place next the parking place in Port Luis. Small house with big experience especialy for fillatelists - blue and red mauritius. Be carefule, the original stamp are on the left side and it is possilbe to see there only 6 times in...More

1  Thank Jan G
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Reviewed November 27, 2017 via mobile

Be aware that the stars of the show are only on show for around five minutes every hour, so make sure you ask when you go in. It’s a nice museum, but not sure it’s worth the price.

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Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

It was a remarkable visit: we arrived very late and commonly they refused entry because even being a small museum it takes time. They advised a “reduced” tour which allows us to see the “crown jeweils” of the museum. Other information about the museum you...More

Thank Mathias M
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

Good welcome by the staff. High standard exhibition around the Blue Penny postal stamp, and more about Port Louis and the History of Mauritius. A good part also on the writer Bernardin de Saint Pierre and his "Paul & Virginie" novel. You might pass through...More

Thank Anne M
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Reviewed November 5, 2017

Not a huge museum but well set out and very interesting. not easy for those who had trouble with stairs or strollers.

Thank Kate O
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