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BLUE PENNY MUSEUM

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Petit Futé's opinion on BLUE PENNY MUSEUM

Plate millesim 2022

The route unfolds like a journey in the footsteps of the successive explorers and occupations of the island. There is an extensive collection of historical and artistic works, including maps and navigational instruments dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries, prints, books, documents on the different colonial periods, an entire room of plans, engravings and ancient lithographs from Port Louis, an exploration of the island's postal history since Dutch times and a collection of art objects and documents on the legendary couple Paul and Virginia whose original edition of the novel is on display in the museum. One of the highlights of the place is an exceptional collection of locally produced stamps, including 2 of the most famous and expensive stamps in the world: one of the two 1 penny vermilion Post Offices and one of the four 2 pence blue unused Post Offices. These two landmark pieces of Mauritian history recall the island's importance in world philately, since Mauritius was the fifth country in the world in 1847 and the first British colony to produce postage stamps. They were acquired in 1993 for US$2.2 million.

On site, a souvenir shop offers original products from the museum's collection: collection stamps, thematic envelopes, postcards, stationery, T-shirts, books, philatelic products... Next door, a room houses regular temporary exhibitions.

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Open from 10 am to 5 pm from Monday to Saturday. Rs 275 per adult, Rs 150 per child. Audioguide and/or guided tour.

Members' reviews on BLUE PENNY MUSEUM

6 reviews
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Tchip
5/5
Visited in january 2019
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Dans une belle maison coloniale, cartes de l'île intéressante, beaux tableaux.
Il ne faut pas oublier la collection de timbre.
En Janvier, petite exposition Picasso.
Olivtolosa
4/5
Visited in february 2018
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petit musée pour vous donner un aperçu de l'histoire de l'île Maurice. Il y a de très vieilles cartes marines et, bien sûr pour les connaisseur des timbres de valeur. Cet établissement vaut vraiment le détour.
entrée un peu chère!
maxhou
4/5
Un très bel endroit où apprendre une foultitude de choses sur l'île Maurice. Espace frais et bien éclairé. Belle boutique.
elu
4/5
le musée se trouve au niveau du centre commercial du Caudan, facile d'accès donc...et tellement bien fait ! Une belle scénographie, des salles bien documentées, des espaces agréables....et une très belle boutique avec des idées de cadeaux "intelligentes".
psalmodie
4/5
Un très joli petit musée, tranquille, intéressant. Une halte agréable quand on vient au Caudan.
rosalia
4/5
Lors d'une après-midi Shopping au Caudan de Port Louis, nous sommes entrés dans ce petit musée et avons été agréablement surpris par la qualité de l'endroit. Explications intéressantes, éclairage feutré qui met dans l'ambiance et de belles pièces de collection ! Intéressant !

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