Blue Penny Museum

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Caudan Waterfront, Block A, Port Louis, Mauritius
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +230-2108176
  • Ticket Price: 50 MUR
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids

Blue Penny Museum - Review

Inside Port Louis’ famous mall, Le Caudan Waterfront, lies Mauritius’ most precious treasure, the Blue Penny Museum. It’s called the Blue Penny because of a 2 pence blue stamp, one of the two rare stamps that are the pride and joy of not only the museum, but also the country. The other stamp being a one penny red stamp; in order to preserve the original colors of the stamps, they are only lit for 10 minutes, every hour.

The Museum does however step outside the realm of stamps and has exhibits that talk about the history of the island, the times of the exploration, settlement and subsequent colonization that the island has seen. One of the best museums of Port Louis, some of the most unique maps, engravings and photographs of Port Louis are on display here.

Blue Penny Museum Information

  • Guided tour for resident groups is available on reservation.
  • No photography is allowed inside the museum.
  • The Post Office stamps are available for 10minutes on the half hour of every opening hour.
  • Food and drinks are not permitted inside the museum.

Blue Penny Museum Ticket Prices

  • For residents: 50MUR
  • For groups of residents (adults/children/students/seniors): 50MUR for guided tour

Blue Penny Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • The museum closes exceptionally at 2:00 pm on 24th and 31st December.
  • The exhibition rooms start to close at 4:30 pm.
  • The museum admissions desk and boutique close at 4:30 pm.

How To reach Blue Penny Museum by Public Transport

  • Victoria Square (Bus Stop)

Restaurants Near Blue Penny Museum

  • Grand Ocean (Chinese cuisine)
  • Le Capitaine (European and Fusion)
  • Namaste (Indian cuisine)

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Things to Know Before Visiting Blue Penny Museum

  • 95% of people who visit Port Louis include Blue Penny Museum in their plan

  • 73.95% of people start their Blue Penny Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Blue Penny Museum

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Blue Penny Museum

People normally club together Caudan Waterfront and Champ De Mars Racecourse while planning their visit to Blue Penny Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Blue Penny Museum, Port Louis Reviews

  • Amazing place for philatelist. Its most valuable stamp according to me is the one of "Queen Victoria II" which is estimated to be worth around $4 million. For those who might be thinking of touching the stamp, it isn't possible. Place has been maintained properly for years and has somehow a colonial look.

  • This is must see on Mauricius to have some overview about island history and of course well known stamps. Real ones are enlighted 10 minutes every half an hour (no worries,guide will notify you) to protect them. No photo allowed unfortunetally.

  • Great attraction of has paid parking and nice location .entry ticket which differs for locals and tourists. Has a free expo of models of all historic buildings of Mauritius. You can also buy souveneir and stamps.

  • Great place to know about the history of Mauritius as well as that of the very famous Paul & Virginie Fun learning with the kids

  • Iconic place for both locals and foreigner... A visit is a must

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