Blue Penny Museum

Explore a treasure trove of rare stamps and mauritian history

Located in the capital city Port Louis, the Blue Penny Museum is renowned for its collection of rare and valuable postage stamps. It houses the world-famous 1847 Blue Penny and Red Penny Post Office stamps, which are considered among the most valuable and sought-after stamps in the world.

The Blue Penny Museum is named after the Blue Penny stamp, which is known for its blue color and penny denomination. 

The museum was established to preserve and showcase the cultural and historical heritage of Mauritius, with a particular focus on its postal history. In addition to the Blue Penny stamps, the museum houses various other stamps, historical documents, maps, engravings, and artifacts that provide insights into the history and development of Mauritius.

Entry Fees

Adult: Rs. 245
Children/Student: Rs. 120
Family (2 adults + 2 children): Rs. 580
Group of adults (over 10): Rs. 200 per person
Group of children (over 10): Rs. 90 per person

Adult: Rs. 50

Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sundays and Public Holidays: Closed
24th and 31st December: 10:00 - 14:00
Exhibition rooms: 10:00 - 16:30
Admissions desk and boutique: 10:00 - 16:30


Blue Penny Museum,
Le Caudan Waterfront 
Port Louis.

The Blue Penny Museum museum is situated opposite the Marina Quay parking area at Le Caudan Waterfront

Museum Policy

  • Photography is not allowed in the museum.
  • Food and Drinks are not allowed in the museum.
  • To protect from the effects of sun rays, the Post Office stamps are only viewable during a brief 10-minute window once every hour.

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