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Blue Penny Museum

Blue Penny Museum © Martin Falbisoner
Blue Penny Museum © Martin Falbisoner

The lively Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis features the Blue Penny Museum, which is primarily devoted to Mauritian art and history, but whose place of pride is given to two of the rarest stamps in the world: the Mauritian 1847 'Post Office' Penny Red and Twopence Blue, estimated to be worth more than US$1 million apiece. Mauritius was the fifth country in the world to begin issuing postage stamps, back in 1847, and some of the few remaining early island stamps are now highly valued around the world. Tours of the museum are available and take between 30 and 90 minutes.

Website: www.bluepennymuseum.com