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Located in a Victorian-style building built between 1865 and 1868 and still used as a post office, this museum invites visitors to discover the major events that have marked the history of Mauritian postal services. In particular, it reveals the colonial government's desire in the second half of the 19th century to centralize all the country's postal services in order to improve local and international communications. Partially converted into a museum, the central post office provides a chronology of postal services in Mauritius from the establishment of the first delivery service in 1772 to the present day. The visit begins with the Dutch (1598-1710) and French (1715-1810) periods and describes the first mail deliveries by ship and "black factors". It then details the British period (1810-1968), marked by the very first stamp issue in a colony in 1847 and the introduction of the railway in the 1870s leading to a major development of postal services on the island. It ends with a history of the modern postal service. The various rooms house objects and machines related to the museum's theme: telephones, stamps, seals, postal bags... and a beautiful philatelic collection.

On site, a post office always active ensures a normal service (mail, registered parcels, Internet connection...) and a shop offers a selection of stamps, sheets and collection envelopes that can also be purchased online.

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Information on MAURITIUS POSTAL MUSEUM

9.30am-4.30pm Monday-Friday, 9.30am-3.30pm Saturday.Rs 150 per adult, Rs 90/8-17 years. Free guided tour on request.

Members' reviews on MAURITIUS POSTAL MUSEUM

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mhumbert
4/5
Visited in september 2018
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Même si vous ne voulez pas visiter le métier, il faut rentrer dans le bâtiment afin de voir la boutique du musée. Cette dernière comporte quelques beaux articles à prix doux.
Olivtolosa
5/5
Visited in april 2017
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Très intéressant musée sur l'histoire de la Poste, situé proche Caudan, on y passe un très bon moment (durée 2 heures environ)...L'endroit est agréable , situation dans bâtiment historique
jonateen
4/5
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Le musée se trouve dans le vieux bâtiment des postes sur Water front. Vous trouverez à droite la porte de la poste si vous désirez acheter des timbres et à gauche l'entrée du musée. L'histoire y est très bien expliquée.

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