Blue Penny Museum
Inaugurated in 2001, the Blue Penny Museum is found in Port Louis. The modern museum is dedicated to the history and art of the island.
The Blue Penny Museum displays a precious heritage collection about Mauritius. Among the important items of the museum’s collection are two of the world’s rarest stamps, namely, the red and blue Mauritius Post Office stamps dating back to 1847. The stamps are considered a national treasure and are probably the most valuable on the entire island.
The museum collection also includes old marine maps, paintings, sculptures, stamps, engravings and old documents that tell about the Mauritian history and culture. The collection is displayed in the most attractive manner possible through modern staging techniques, sounds, light special effects and multimedia screens. Information boards in English and French elaborate on the exhibition pieces. Audio guides are available in the following languages: English, French, German, Italian and Kreole. You may also wish to opt for a guided tour of the museum.
On the ground floor, discover a room dedicated to the legendary couple, Paul and Virginie, where various editions of the famous novel, paintings and an impressive statue relates the tragic story of the couple.
Blue Penny also features a souvenir shop where you will get nice and unique souvenirs from Mauritius. Articles sold are of high standard and are especially designed for the museum such as postcards, posters, decorative objects, stationery among others.