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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 good47%
  • Average20%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Blue Penny Square, Le Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis, Mauritius
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+230 210 8176
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum has perfect place next the parking place in Port Luis. Small house with big experience especialy for fillatelists - blue and red mauritius. Be carefule, the original stamp are on the left side and it is possilbe to see there only 6 times in...More

Thank Jan G
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Be aware that the stars of the show are only on show for around five minutes every hour, so make sure you ask when you go in. It’s a nice museum, but not sure it’s worth the price.

Thank Imhunting
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

It was a remarkable visit: we arrived very late and commonly they refused entry because even being a small museum it takes time. They advised a “reduced” tour which allows us to see the “crown jeweils” of the museum. Other information about the museum you...More

Thank Mathias M
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Good welcome by the staff. High standard exhibition around the Blue Penny postal stamp, and more about Port Louis and the History of Mauritius. A good part also on the writer Bernardin de Saint Pierre and his "Paul & Virginie" novel. You might pass through...More

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Not a huge museum but well set out and very interesting. not easy for those who had trouble with stairs or strollers.

Thank Kate O
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Visited this museum which was extremely informative regarding the history of Mauritius and particular cultural aspects. However this could be improved with some more interactive exhibits

Thank Kate W
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

The Blue Penny Museum is the only place where both the red 1 penny and blue 2 penny stamps are on display. Due to their age, the stamps are only lit for 10 minutes starting 20 minutes past the hour, every hour. Ask to be...More

Thank ivy_bergen
Reviewed 3 October 2017

beautiful and knowledgeable place. nice intresting history of mauritius from the old port louis to the new one

Thank Muhammed B
Reviewed 20 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

Thank Enrico M
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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