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Bath Postal Museum

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Address: 27 Northgate Street, Bath BA1 1AJ, England
Phone Number: 44-1225-460333
Description: 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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"Gets our 'Stamp' of approval!!"

Came across this museum while visiting Bath and couldn't pass without calling in, as my husband has worked as a Postie for 38 years! The staff were very friendly and inviting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
TAT1962
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Chertsey, Surrey
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Chertsey, Surrey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Came across this museum while visiting Bath and couldn't pass without calling in, as my husband has worked as a Postie for 38 years! The staff were very friendly and inviting. Lots of things on display that would interest people of all ages. A good history of the postal service and well worth a visit.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

at first i though this would be a second class museum, but they really delivered! really loved the part on ""post"" modernism

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

An interesting find in the centre of Bath. Lots of artefacts and information which was well presented and some interactive. Entry fee appropriate for a small museum. Would recommend for anyone with an interest in history.

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UK
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158 reviews 158 reviews
67 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great staff, interesting curiosities, and lots of info. The history of the postal service is all there. Steps down could be a problem but there is a stair lift.

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Blaenau Ffestiniog, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This museum is situated under the main post office. The display is small but the quality of material on offer is outstanding. There was a frame full of silk postcards which we sent from the soldiers in the trenches during the second world war. The history of the postal system was explained. There were some things aimed at children. There... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

the most time you could spend in this museum is an hour if that. its is fairly priced at £4.00 they do concessions. Interesting and informative displays, arty actives for children. I enjoyed listening to the staff predominantly older gentlemen disusing stamps. Staff friendly and welcoming.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Visited around 11.30 on a Saturday morning and we were the only visitors. The museum is small and compact, there is not much to see but what is there is interesting and informative. Ideal if you've already seen the main attractions in Bath and have a spare half an hour or so to fill.

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a small, independently run (hence the entrance fee) museum situated downstairs in the Post Office building. I wouldn't take much longer than an hour or so to look round (and that's reading all the information!) but it does provide a fascinating insight into the establishment of the postal service and Bath's contribution to this. The Museum contained information... More 

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UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is a great museum IF you are a postal fan. I am one of those and I enjoyed this museum enormously! However, I full-heartedly appreciate that not everyone is a postal-fan and I will be 100% honest and tell you you wont find much amusement there, if that is you. In total I stayed for just over an hour... More 

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Sheffield, England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went here for a bit of a laugh really because hubby is a postman, he was a bit disgusted that he had to actually pay to get in even tho he works for Royal Mail, think it was £3.50 or there abouts, was ok got to see some lovely old post boxes...Yawn... and kids or husbands can try on... More 

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