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Address: 27 Northgate Street, Bath BA1 1AJ, England
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+44 1225 460333
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Travel a timeline to follow the history of the British Postal System...

Travel a timeline to follow the history of the British Postal System through exhibits and displays on the history of the Mail Coach, air transport and airmail, military mail, sea mail and railways.

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This micro-museum tells the story of written communication, with a strong emphasis on the postal service. There are a number of interesting historic documents & collections, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 February 2017
Rodger S
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A small museum packed with the history of the postal service, from early times to the present day. Baths contribution to the British/Worldwide communication service. Well worth a visit.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

This micro-museum tells the story of written communication, with a strong emphasis on the postal service. There are a number of interesting historic documents & collections, and the curator went out of his way to embellish the information. It appealed to me as a former stamp collector with an interest in postal history, but tries to include child friendly activities... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

We stumbled upon this museum in the heart of Bath located just below the Bath post office. In the age of emails, it's a good place to educate kids on long distance written communication in the 19th and 20th centuries. The folks who run the museum make the best of the space available.

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This fascinating museum is tucked away under the main post office. It is absolutely crammed with information and exhibits explaining the role Bath played in the development of the postal system in Britain. There are lots of interactive experiences for children (and adults) to enjoy from dressing up as postmen through to a board game challenging you to deliver the... More 

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Braintree, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is situated downstairs in the main Post Office. It tells the story of communications, from "clay mail to email", how the Royal Mail started, the beginnings of the Mail Coach, and the postage stamp. There are lots of Post Office and letter writing memorabilia on display. You can push buttons to hear the different calls the Post Horn made... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Do check the opening times if you want to visit this postal museum. There are lots of interesting display in such a small space under the current post office. We were fortunate that there was a volunteer there when we visited and he took us through the higfhlights.

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Thank Steve D
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Founded in 1979, this is a delightful small museum, located in the basement of the main post office. Lots of interesting artefacts on display, and very knowledgable staff. The gift shop is cute, the entry fee was £4.50. Also on May 2nd, 1840, the penny black was posted from the main Post Office, Broad Street Bath, making it the first... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Very quiet museum so we had a very helpful gentleman guide telling us the basic story before we looked round. Plenty to see and learn including the first perforating machine and the penny black. Something for everone including children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Love this place, would be good if locals can get half price entry as I do like to take people there...

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

This is a pleasant little museum on the history of the postal service. It is small and the staff are very friendly, but £4.50 per adult left us wondering if it was worth it, for what I would describe as a small collection of postal exhibits. It does not effectively communicate the revolutionary nature of the postal service, innovations through... More 

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