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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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Stamp Collectors Delight and Nice island history

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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 who lived in Mauritius, many paintings with fish and their descriptions. Nic, small museum. No... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 time in there.

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