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Address: Blue Penny Square, Le Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius
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+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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A very good little museum. The other reviews tell the story.

The Blue Penny museum does three things, and it does those three things well. 1. Tell the history of the postal service in Mauritius, including a display of the orange-red one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Blue Penny museum does three things, and it does those three things well. 1. Tell the history of the postal service in Mauritius, including a display of the orange-red one penny and a deep blue two pence "Post Office" stamps, which are amongst the rarest in the world. 2. The history of Mauritius, and in particular the way Port... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You should visit this museum where they have 2 very expensive and rare stamps. Moreover there are some nice pictures of this port including some history. It is a nice visit but you won't visit this place twice.

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Thank Tomas V
New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

There was a good history of the island from its discovery through its various changes of possession from Dutch to French to British and early maps showing it as well as presentation of the types of ships used at the time. Many early stamps displayed and a detailed history of postal service on the island. Two island stamps in the... More 

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

It has exhibits around the island's art and history - model ships, maps and stamps. Ticket prices - Rup 245/adult

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Just do it, not that much other stuff to see here, so I visited the museum . You can spend as much time or little as you want. But make sure you see the main event upstairs , it's worth it. Great for history buffs, covers a lot of their history and ties to other countries .

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

good choice for stamp collectors. Wide range of stamps. Go around and read the history written.it will help us to know more

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We only found the museum right before closing time so just had five minutes or so for a very brief look round, of course seeing the stamps first. It seemed like an interesting place and it's a shame we didn't have time to see more of it.

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Sunderland, Tyne & Wear
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

If you're interested in philately this is the place for you. A good history of the postal service and some interesting old pictures of the island. I did think the entrance fee was a little pricey given what we saw.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a relatively small museum at the furthest end of the Caudian Waterfront from the city, but has a lot of interesting information on the history of the island as well as the history of the postal service. On the ground floor there are a lot of naval exhibits, including navigation instruments and maps with lots of information to... More 

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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We ended up coming to the Museum while walking at the Port Louis water promenade. The Museum will excite stamp collectors but others can give it a miss. Indian visitors can get a discount on the ticket price.

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