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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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Blue Penny Square, Le Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius
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Reviewed 15 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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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,...More

Thank george60898
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

Thank sunseb
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...More

Thank cngj
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.

Thank g12doc
Reviewed 11 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...More

Thank HolidayForUs
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.

Thank Amit M
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I think this is a place worth visiting. Theme of the musem (Red and Blue Penny stamps) are attractive to almost all and at evet age. However, stamps are not the only exhibited things. You will find some nautical books, pictures, stories told by people...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Rs250 per entry for adults. Standard museum entry fee for a lot of attractions in Mauritius. I guess the highlight for many is the original blue penny stamps but if you are not a stamp collector then you have just the history to occupy your...More

Thank Carrie O
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Interesting historical museum in the city centre, about the blue penny stamp and the post in Mauritius. The ticket is quite cheap, 245 rupees, the visit takes almost one hour. It's located on the seafront, easy to find. Nice and well kept, always interesting, a...More

Thank Giuseppe C
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