Blue Penny Museum

The Blue Penny Museum is one of the prime elements of the Mauritian cultural scene.

It displays a precious heritage collection about Mauritius and the region. A real voyage in space and time, this history and art museum will take you on the steps of the explorers and the successive occupation of the island, at the cross-road of civilizations from Europe, Africa and Asia.

Prestige collection and interactive staging

The museum prides itself on the two issues of the famous ‘Post Office’ stamp dating back to 1847 and considered as two of the most precious items of worldwide philately. The Blue Penny Museum collection also includes a series of treasures: old marine maps, paintings, sculptures, stamps, engravings and old documents that bring forward the richness of Mauritian history and culture.

The collection is attractively presented through modern staging techniques, including sounds and light special effects as well as multimedia screens.




The Souvenir shop

Products of the Blue Penny Museum are inspired from the Mauritius Commercial Bank’s historical and art collection.

Articles sold are of high standard, presenting a unique range of souvenirs from Mauritius, specially designed for the museum: postcards, posters, decorative objects and stationery.


Opening hours

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Last entry at 4.30 p.m) Closed on Sundays and public holidays


• Adult: Rs. 225 per person.
• Children and Students: Rs. 100 (from 7 to 17 years or on presentation of a student card).
• Group entrance (+ 10 persons): Rs. 175 /person.
• Family fare: (2 adults + 2 kids): Rs 500.

Mauritians benefit from local rates:
• Adult: Rs. 75 /person.
• Children and Students: Rs. 50 (from 7 to 17 years or on presentation of a student card).
• Group entrance (+ 10 persons): Rs 60/person.

All these fares include VAT

Duration of the visit:
between 30 minutes and 1h30.

Guided visits:
multimedia stations, audio guides in French, English, Italian, German and Creole