Blue Penny Museum, Port Louis

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History Museum · Specialty Museum
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Indulge your inner philatelist at Blue Penny Museum, a museum housing two of the rarest stamps in existence. The main attraction for many remains the incredibly rare red one-penny and blue two-penny stamps issued by the British Post Office in 1847. In fact, they're considered the most valuable objects on the entire island. Those without a great love of all things stamp-related will still find plenty here that appeals, including a fair portion of Mauritian history, from discovery to colonization and beyond, with a range of maps, photographs, and documents. Plan your Blue Penny Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Port Louis using our Port Louis road trip planning site.
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  • We really enjoyed this museum, great for a visit if you’re interested in the history of Mauritius from a maritime perspective. Allow 60-90 minutes to enjoy if you’re into your history, probably the... 
    We really enjoyed this museum, great for a visit if you’re interested in the history of Mauritius from a maritime perspective. Allow 60-90 minutes to enjoy if you’re into your history, probably the...  more »
  • Full day in Port Louis including the Blue Penny Museum. It is a small and very interesting museum. Many of the shops in Port Louis are still closed, adding the rainy day, I do not think the city was....  more
    Full day in Port Louis including the Blue Penny Museum. It is a small and very interesting museum. Many of the shops in Port Louis are still closed, adding the rainy day, I do not think the city was....  more »
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  • Well it's interesting history of island. The stamp on display most of time is identical replica. If you want to see real thing ask staff when you arrive when it will be illuminated. It's a misprinted stamp that says post office on it rather than post paid.
  • Review: Visit one of the last stamps of the Blue penny and seed penny. What makes it so special? The misprint in 1847 includes Post Office on the stamps and was soon changed to Post Paid. For conservation, the originals are illuminated only temporarily. So make sure to inquire about the time, when the stamps are illuminated. Parking: non-free parking slot of the waterfront shopping mall

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