The Blue Penny Museum prides itself on the two issues of the famous ‘Post Office’ stamp dating back to 1847; considered as the two 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 most striking items in the museum are the unused one penny orange-red stamps, and one of the four unused two pence indigo-blue stamps in existence. The two gems of the philately world are now on show for your personal viewing at the Blue Penny Museum.
You can also get a unique range of top quality souvenirs from Mauritius at the museum’s boutique section, The Souvenir Shop, which includes specially designed postcards, posters, decorative objects and stationery.
Blue Penny Museum Exhibits:
The Age of Discovery - This room provides an insight into the world of navigation of the Indian Ocean.
The Island Builders - This second room of the museum offers a broad outline of the colonial history of the island.
Port Louis; a leading city - This third room houses a series of old images and maps that will take you on a voyage through time, back to the Port Louis of the 18th and 19th centuries.
The Postal Adventure - The visit of the museum continues into a room that offers a broad outline of the history of postal services in Mauritius.
Engraved memory - This room will provide you with more information about how the engraving of stamps began in Mauritius.
Paul & Virginie - This famous novel by the French author, Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre, is forever associated with Mauritius and the mythical story of these two lovers is a masterpiece of world literature.