This museum has quite a bit of information about the discovery of Mauritius but can get a little repetitive. Worth a visit of you are in the area.
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We are not stamp enthusiasts but like several other attractions on Mauritius this place gave an excellent insight into the history of the Island - recommended!
This museum gives an account of Mauritius's historical development. It is well curated but there is too much reading material on the panels - a common error especially for those with glasses that need to be at the right angle. There is postage history too,...More
As a keen philatelist, a visit to this museum was a must during our holiday on Mauritius. A very nice museum, not only focussing on the blue and orange stamps but also showing the colonial history of the island. Many old charts and publications, navigatipnal...More
this is one museum that is worth a visit... but it doesn't get enough visitors... I think they should extend seize citizen discounts and student discounts to foreigners aswell. right now, as a foreigner, one finds the entry too steep. it is important that museums...More
When being at Mauritius this was the first place we have visited outside beaches. It has very good exposition of history of Blue Penny and how system of post office stamps was established. Our friend who was there with us had issues walking, personnel helped...More
The Blue Penny museum does three things, and it does those three things well. 1. Tell the history of the postal service in Mauritius, including a display of the orange-red one penny and a deep blue two pence "Post Office" stamps, which are amongst the...More
You should visit this museum where they have 2 very expensive and rare stamps. Moreover there are some nice pictures of this port including some history. It is a nice visit but you won't visit this place twice.
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...More