Trav­el­ling through time at the Port-Louis mu­se­um­s在路易港众多博物馆­中来一次穿越时间之旅

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The Postal Mu­seum is hosted in the Gen­eral Post Of­fice build­ing, on Quay Street, off the mo­tor­way. The build­ing was de­creed a na­tional mon­u­ment in 1958 and is an in­te­gral part of the Buf­fer Zone of Aapravasi Ghat, a World Her­itage Site.

This year 2020 marks the 150th an­niver­sary of this iconic build­ing, which served as the Gen­eral Post Of­fice for many years. Trans­formed as a Postal mu­seum in July 2008, it out­lines the his­tory of the postal ser­vices from the Dutch pe­riod to the mod­ern day, in­clud­ing the philatelic as­pect and cul­ture. One can learn about some ma­jor as­pects of Mau­ri­tian His­tory on the sea, in the air and via rail­way ser­vices and the philatelic ac­com­plish­ments as­so­ci­ated with them.

The fa­mous “Mauritius Post Of­fice stamps” as well as copies of the Red and Blue Penny stamps – is­sued in 1847 on­wards – are show­cased. One orig­i­nal “Black Penny” is­sued in 1840 by Row­land Hills in the United King­dom is also on dis­play.

Trans­la­tions in English, French and Chi­nese are avail­able for vis­i­tors. On the ground floor, the Post Shop of­fers philatelic and sou­venir items re­lat­ing to the his­tory, fauna and flora of Mauritius and oth­ers. The Postal Mu­seum also fea­tures the classy Pierre Ni­co­las Lam­bert Gallery for reg­u­lar ex­hi­bi­tions by Mau­ri­tian artists, the Philatelic Bureau and a Ref­er­ence Cen­tre wel­com­ing re­quests from re­searchers.

Open­ing Hours: Week­days 09:30 - 16:30 and Satur­days 09:30 - 15:30. Closed on Sun­days.

En­trance fees: adult fee, group fare and fam­ily fare ap­pli­ca­ble - Free for chil­dren

Tel: +230 213 4812

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