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Bath Postal Museum

27 Northgate Street, Bath BA1 1AJ, England
+44 1225 460333
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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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  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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27 Northgate Street, Bath BA1 1AJ, England
+44 1225 460333
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Was suggested by a friend and proved to be a great lesson in the history of the Post Office and its impact on the development of the City of Bath. It is small but so is the entry fee. Well worth an hour during your...More

Thank Mikem1001
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Just go! You won't believe what's in there. A real fun history lesson . The staff are great & give you time

Thank gwcoles14
Reviewed 26 October 2017

A tiny little museum but very interesting. Impressed with how interactive each section is. The main strength though was the volunteer/member of staff (Tuesday 24th Oct). She couldn't have been more informative, interesting or helpful. Thank you for a very interesting visit.

Thank Jennifer C
Reviewed 30 September 2017

This tiny museum has many micro exhibits due to lack of space and survives mainly on admissions. We used the old hand cancel stamper, learned that the famous Half Penny Black first came from Bath, etc. The staff is quite helpful as well.

Thank Gary A
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We did not get off to a good start since the man at the desk was giving an animated talk about the museum to the girls in front of us and we had to wait for ages before he was prepared to sell us tickets....More

1  Thank Edmund R
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent! Highly recommended. Only small but so much of interest. A must. Would return as they may have new items on show.

Thank 305JLS
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Very interesting museum and informative staff/volunteers. A trip back in time with some rare and wonderful artifacts

Thank countrychic2015
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Funny little place accessed down the stairs (stairlift available) from the foyer of the post office. It would presumably be fascinating for any postal history buffs but it was interesting enough to pass an hour or two, and they had made an effort to provide...More

1  Thank Ali_and_Andy
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is a tiny, but delightful museum with a collection informative and well presented displays. Well worth a visit.

Thank Sara A
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a lovely museum to add to the mix of things to enjoy about Bath. As the postal system becomes more imperson and stamps hetting to be a thing of the past, this museum conveys the importance and fascination of how post used to...More

Thank Lynn B
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