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Welcome to Blue Penny Museum

Blue Penny Museum

The lively Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis features the Blue Penny Museum, which is primarily devoted to Mauritian art and history, but whose place of pride is given to two of the rarest stamps in the world: the Mauritian 1847 'Post Office' Penny Red and Twopence Blue, estimated to be worth more than US$1 million apiece. Mauritius was the fifth country in the world to begin issuing postage stamps, back in 1847, and some of the few remaining early island stamps are now highly valued around the world. The museum is run by the Mauritius Commercial Bank, which formed a consortium of local companies to purchase the stamps at an auction in Switzerland in 1993, and bring them home for posterity.


Information & Facts

Address:

Caudan Waterfront, Port Louis

Language:

English is the official language of Mauritius, but the most widely used is French and the local dialect, Creole. Hindi, Urdu and Chinese are also spoken.

Money:

The currency of Mauritius is the Mauritian Rupee (MUR), which is divided into 100 cents. Travellers cheques and foreign currency can be exchanged at banks, bureaux de change and larger hotels. Travellers cheques usually exchange at a better rate than cash. ATMs are widely available in most towns and hotels, restaurants and large retailers accept major credit cards.

Opening Times:

Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm.

Weather

Blue Penny Museum

Wed, 23 Sep
Mostly sunny. Mild.
73 | 58 °F
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Thu, 24 Sep
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Fri, 25 Sep
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Sat, 26 Sep
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73 | 63 °F
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Sun, 27 Sep
Showers late. Sunny. Mild.
76 | 62 °F
Showers late. Sunny. Mild.
48%Chance of Precipitation