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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.
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  • Very good47%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“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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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

The Museum itself is prepared well and all item are clean and lighted very good. Unfortunately there are no photos allowed. And what needs to be mentioned is the pretty high price for the ticket. But to collect information about the island and its history...More

1  Thank Enrico M
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

This is my second visit to the museum after over 15 year gap. The first time, I concentrated on the stamps. This time I enjoyed most visiting the first section about the charts and maps . I rediscovered the history of Mauritius and enjoyed looking...More

Thank sierrab
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

One of the few places in the world where you can see original copies of both the 1847 POST OFFICE 1d and 2d. Mauritius was the first colony to issue stamps, in the same year as the USA. The museum has many more interesting items,...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2017

As a Mauritian citizen, if you want to discover more about the history of the island, i recommend you that place . You will be in the same area as the waterfront ! Dont forget to bring spectacles!

Thank yVa-Go
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This museum has quite a bit of information about the discovery of Mauritius but can get a little repetitive. Worth a visit of you are in the area.

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 2 June 2017

We are not stamp enthusiasts but like several other attractions on Mauritius this place gave an excellent insight into the history of the Island - recommended!

Thank Adrian C
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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely walk thru this museum. Small but interesting. Lovely staff. Very clean. Had another exhibition running inside with pressed flowers.

Thank Victoria D
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

This museum gives an account of Mauritius's historical development. It is well curated but there is too much reading material on the panels - a common error especially for those with glasses that need to be at the right angle. There is postage history too,...More

Thank Archie B
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Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

As a keen philatelist, a visit to this museum was a must during our holiday on Mauritius. A very nice museum, not only focussing on the blue and orange stamps but also showing the colonial history of the island. Many old charts and publications, navigatipnal...More

Thank Ko M
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

this is one museum that is worth a visit... but it doesn't get enough visitors... I think they should extend seize citizen discounts and student discounts to foreigners aswell. right now, as a foreigner, one finds the entry too steep. it is important that museums...More

Thank Kavzchat
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