The Blue Penny Museum - Le Caudan Waterfront


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 civilisations from Europe, Africa and Asia.

Prestige collection and interactive staging
Blue Penny Museum LogoThe museum prides itself of the two issues of the famous 'Post Office' dating back to 1847 and considered as two of the most precious items of world philately.
The Blue Penny Museum collection also includes a series of treasures: old marine maps, paintings, sculptures, stamps, engravings and old documents that tell about 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.
Paul & Virginie - Blue Penny Museum
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 the student's 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 the student's 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

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