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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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Blue Penny Square, Le Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius
+230 210 8176
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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
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
Reviewed 17 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
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
Reviewed 5 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
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
Reviewed 23 April 2017

When being at Mauritius this was the first place we have visited outside beaches. It has very good exposition of history of Blue Penny and how system of post office stamps was established. Our friend who was there with us had issues walking, personnel helped...More

Thank Luba_Uram
Reviewed 16 April 2017

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...More

Thank AlchemyRider
Reviewed 9 April 2017

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.

Thank Tomas V
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...More

Thank Arnold S
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