Blue Penny MuseumCurrently Closed
- 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
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.
- 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.
- For residents: 50MUR
- For groups of residents (adults/children/students/seniors): 50MUR for guided tour
- 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.
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95% of people who visit Port Louis include Blue Penny Museum in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
71.3% of people start their Blue Penny Museum visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Blue Penny Museum
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Nice place to visit. It is mostly a stamp and penny museum. Place is quiet. Recommended place to visit. Average time spent 30 minutes
Well it surely gives u a hint about mauritius ...well designed ... Stamp lovers would have a good time . Lacked interactive learning or information ... The famous mauritius dodo is hardly covered though . Friendly staff .
A good place to get knowledge about the past
Although the place has a lot of information it isn't presented in a modern way. You have to read everything and there are nothing interactive. The place is silent, with no audio to immerse you in what you are reading. The staff don't let you take photos which is understandable, but they even don't let you take a selfie in the gift shop. Would have been nice to include that in this review so you can at least see what is for sale there to make it worth your while. The place should interest people who like old ships and old postage stamps. That is on the top floor. The place also hosted a second level on the ground floor with the Mauritian version of titanic's love story. I wouldn't go again and not really my cup of tea. Could have just read the internet if I wanted to read everything and save money. They had old CRT TVs in there that looked like they might have worked 10 years ago, but we're not working. Maybe they used to have some interactive or multimedia displays, but not today. Or tomorrow, or next 10 years probably.
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.