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The Postal Museum is hosted in the General Post Office building, on Quay Street, off the motorway. The building was decreed a national monument in 1958 and is an integral part of the Buffer Zone of Aapravasi Ghat, a World Heritage Site.
This year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of this iconic building, which served as the General Post Office for many years. Transformed as a Postal museum in July 2008, it outlines the history of the postal services from the Dutch period to the modern day, including the philatelic aspect and culture. One can learn about some major aspects of Mauritian History on the sea, in the air and via railway services and the philatelic accomplishments associated with them.
The famous “Mauritius Post Office stamps” as well as copies of the Red and Blue Penny stamps – issued in 1847 onwards – are showcased. One original “Black Penny” issued in 1840 by Rowland Hills in the United Kingdom is also on display.
Translations in English, French and Chinese are available for visitors. On the ground floor, the Post Shop offers philatelic and souvenir items relating to the history, fauna and flora of Mauritius and others. The Postal Museum also features the classy Pierre Nicolas Lambert Gallery for regular exhibitions by Mauritian artists, the Philatelic Bureau and a Reference Centre welcoming requests from researchers.
Opening Hours: Weekdays 09:30 - 16:30 and Saturdays 09:30 - 15:30. Closed on Sundays.
Entrance fees: adult fee, group fare and family fare applicable - Free for children
Tel: +230 213 4812