The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum

At a glance


  • Arts
  • Education
  • Local / community
  • Museums / heritage

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Geographical remit: 
National - Britain


The Postal Museum (formerly the British Postal Museum & Archive) explores stories around communication, and inspires everyone to make richer and more meaningful connections in their lives. 

The Postal Museum is the public identity of Postal Heritage Trust, a charitable trust established in 2004 to manage the public records of The Royal Mail Archive and to develop access to the museum collections of the former National Postal Museum. We are an independent charity but our history is strongly linked with that of Royal Mail Group and we aim to protect and share this rich history for posterity.



The Postal Museum aims to bring the greatest stories and treasures of the British postal service together under one roof and available to everyone. We do this in several ways:

  • Champion good communication and connections in individuals, families, communities and society.
  • Look after our collection and expand access to it.
  • Grow an increasingly diverse audience and enrich their lives.

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