Blue Penny Museum
The Blue Penny Museum is a stamp museum at Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. It opened in November 2001. The museum collection includes the 1847 Blue Penny and Red Penny stamps. The stamps were bought for €600,000 by a consortium of Mauritian enterprises and brought back to Mauritius after almost two centuries. For conservation, the originals are illuminated only temporarily. Most of the time only copies are to be seen.
The Postal Museum was inaugurated and opened on the 11th March 1995 on the ground floor of the Post office Headquarters Building. Its main objectives are: To promote and exhibit the postal and philatelic heritage. To stimulate interest in philately. There is a display of philatelic archives and paraphernalia dating back to the mid 19th century at the Postal Museum. Major collections from the Universal Postal Union Member countries throughout the world, are also exhibited.
Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum, Mauritius is among the various museums in Mauritius displaying various artifacts that reflect the history, art and culture of the island. Natural History Museum, Mauritius is situated on the ground floor of the Mauritius Institute Building, right in front of the 'Jardin de la Compagnie', at the center of the City of Port Louis. For the maintenance of the museums in Mauritius, the Mauritius Museum Council - a body corporate under the aegis of the Ministry of Arts and Culture was established. It is managed by the Mauritius Museums Board.