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Bath Postal Museum

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Address: 27 Northgate Street, Bath BA1 1AJ, England
Phone Number: 44-1225-460333

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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Verh interesting museum tells you the complete story from the invention of the postal service to the present day.

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Ann281
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 September 13, 2016

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

Thank motocrossAce
Leicester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 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 

Thank Brook G
Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

Found this small museum tucked away by the entrance to the main Post Office. Down a flight of stairs to a small but very interesting museum. It is one of these places where you learn lots of history about something you know very little. Only very small and would take you about an hour and a half to look round.... More 

Thank Michael A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

This is the place to go. My hairs have still not sat down after the visit. you must have gone literally postal if you don't feel a sense of emotion and bliss being here.

Thank Fran J
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is situated inside the Post Office in the centre of Bath, but underneath the main office down stairs and is a fascinating collection of everything to do with mail services, from the first stamps, an early device to perforate sheets of stamps, and some old-style small posting boxes which were once inset into the walls of buildings.There is a... More 

Thank MarleneinEastbourne
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2016

This is not beyond history - a place that even that last generation may get many surprises to see how the postal world used to work in the world and in UK in particular. Pls take children along - to show them what a stamp is or was, what a post man looked liked or what was called a post... More 

Thank nytikjoshi
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

This delightful museum is a must when in Bath. Full of interest and information, the staff are very helpful, all in all a lovely experience.

Thank Mike191282
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016

The use of audio visual effects brings the displays to life. Staffed by enthusiastic volunteers who are able to give you much more information about the artifacts. I learnt, amongst other things, that the coach delivering the post used its post horn to signal instructions, such as get out of the way!! Also why post boxes no longer need flaps... More 

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