- Open daily
- From October 1 to June 30: from 10:00AM to 5:00PM
- From July 1 to September 30: from 10:00AM to 6:00PM
- A gift of a postage stamp will be given to each paying visitor
- Duration of visit: 1 hour
- Rate (per person): 3€
- Children from 12 to 18 years old, pensioners and students: 1.50€
Museum of Stamps and Coins
Terrasses de Fontvieille
MC 98000, Monaco
Tel.: (+377) 98 98 41 41
Fax: (+377) 98 98 41 42
This museum opened its doors in 1996 to show off H.S.H. Prince Rainier III's magnificent private collection of Stamps and Coins. Of modern design, it contains, in two specially laid-out rooms, rare philatelic items from the postal history of the Principality as well as the documents (models, hallmark proofs, color tests…), which have been used to print the stamps since the first “Charles III” in 1885 up to the present day.
Also on display, a copperplate rotary press used for printing Monégasque stamps for 60 years that was offered by the French postal Administration; a video presents the history of Monégasque philately and all stages involved in creating a stamp up to the point of marketing. The space reserved for coins, bank notes and commemorative medals demonstrates to visitors the numismatic quality of the Principality since 1640.
Resolutely turned towards the future, the Museum also has a multimedia area where all Monégasque coins and stamps can be examined.