Blue Penny Museum


The Blue Penny Musuem is located in the biggest mall of Port Louis, the Caudan Waterfront. The modern musuem, which is dedicated to the history and art of the island, was opened in november 2001. Since then it attracts a lot of visitors.

The musuem exhibits two issues of the world-renowned “Post Office” stamps. The orange-red one penny and the deep blue two pence stamp are displayed every 60 minutes starting from 10.30 am. For ten minutes they are lit. For the rest of the time reprints are shown.

The Blue Penny Museum collection also includes old marine maps, paintings, sculptures, stamps, engravings and old documents, which tell about Mauritian history and culture.

Downstairs you will find a room dedicated to the legend of Paul and Virginie. Various editions of the famous novel, paintings and an impressive statue are telling about the tragic story of the couple.

As the museum owns more then 10 000 items, which can not be shown at the same time, temporary exhibitions are organzied regularly.

In the souvenir shop you can get nice souvenirs from Mauritius, designed for the musuem like replicas, postcards or decorative objects.

For the duration of the visit you should time between 30 and 90 minutes. You are not allowed to take photographs or to make videos in the museum.

The collection is attractively presented through modern staging techniques, sounds and light special effects and multimedia screens. Information boards in English and French give explantions about the exhibition pieces. Audioguides are available in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian and Kreol. For groups a guided tour through the museum can be organized.

Opening hours:
Monday – Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm (last entry: 4.30 pm)
Sunday, Public holiday: closed
Sonntags und an Feiertagen: geschlossen

Adults: 225 Rs
Children (< 7 years): free admission
Children (7-17 years): 100 Rs
Students (with student card): 100 Rs
Family (2 Adults + max. 2 children): 500 Rs
Group/ Adults (at least 10 persons): 175 Rs
Group/ Children (at least 10 persons): 75 Rs
Blue Penny Museum /Le Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis
Tel.: (+230) 210 81 76/ 210 9204
Fax: (+230) 210 92 43




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