The Blue Penny Museum preserves the history and art of the island with a rich collection of coins, statues and artwork. The museum itself was founded by the Commercial Bank of Mauritius in 2001.
Take the time to peruse the selection of aquatic marine maps, paintings, sculptures, engravings, and penny stamps that date back to the 18th century. The museum is home of the original statue of Paul and Virginie sculpted back in 1881 – Paul & Virginie was a true love story written by the famous novelist Jacques – Henri Bernardin de Saint Pierre. The statue was carved by a Mauritian sculptor Prosper d’Épinay later in 1884.
For stamp lovers, a visit is a must, keeping in mind that the stamps are considered to be the most valuable on the island. The stamps were originally printed in 1847 and only 18 out of the 27 specimens remains in collection at the Blue Penny Museum. After almost 150 years, the stamps were brought back to the island for $2,000,000. The most expensive ones are the Penny Blue and the Penny Red.
These famous stamps were issued by the British colony of Mauritius. The remaining specimens are today the property of the Royal Philatelic Collection of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the postal museums in Hague and Stockholm, the Blue Penny Museum of Mauritius and a number of very lucky private collectors.
Monday – Saturday: 10h00 – 16h30
Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed
There are several attractions near the Blue Penny Museum that is well worth a visit and you can choose to visit the ones you like when booking this tour.
Just let our chauffeur know which of the other places you would like to see and we will take you there.
Entrance tickets of additional attractions can be added when completing your booking.
Government House & Place D’armes | Caudan Waterfront | China Town | Port-Louis Market | Fort Adelaide – Citadel | Champ De Mars Racecourse | Marie Rene De La Paix | Kwan Tee Pagoda | Aapravasi Ghat | Jummah Mosque | Tien Tan Pagoda | Casino of Domaine Les Pailles – Free Entry
1-4 Persons: (Toyota Rav 4 or Equivalent)
5 Persons: (Hyundai H1 or Equivalent)
6-9 Persons: Minibus (Toyota Hiace High Roof or Equivalent)
10 – 15 Persons: Minibus (Toyota Coaster or Equivalent)
Upgrade to Luxury Car Transfer – ( BMW 7 Series or Equivalent) : € 150
This tour is a Half Day (5 Hours) and you can choose to spend a few more hours if you would like. Extra hour charges is € 12 per hour and can be paid directly to our chauffeur.
For a Full Day Tour in the City Center we recommend the Mauritius City Tour *All Inclusive
Children age 11 + pay the same price as Adult.
Children below 6 years of age enjoy the experience for free.