Blue Penny Museum, Port Louis

Blue Penny Museum - A Quick Overview


Address: Caudan Waterfront, Block A, Port Louis, Mauritius

Phone: +230-2108176

Ticket Price: 50 MUR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About Blue Penny Museum, Port Louis

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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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.

  • 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

  • I visited blue penny museum on visit to port louis and caudan waterfront. I read about it TripAdvisor and decided to go as there was nothing left to do on north tour which included onlynport louis and caudan. Its small and nice museum with old maps ship model postage stamps Highlight here is 1853 penny stamps which costs 2.5 million dollars.. Souvenir shops has exciting items though costly Entrance fee 200 mur Visit if you are history buff or into stamps...

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