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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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27 Northgate Street, Bath BA1 1AJ, England
+44 1225 460333
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank countrychic2015
Reviewed June 11, 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

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Reviewed June 2, 2017

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

Thank Sara A
Reviewed May 6, 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
Reviewed April 28, 2017

This is a great little museum to visit and is quite unique and interesting. Well worth the visit and a nice educational journey for young and old alike.

Thank Conrad1903
Reviewed March 27, 2017

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.

Thank David E
Reviewed February 18, 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...More

Thank Rodger S
Reviewed January 20, 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...More

Thank CaravanDad
Reviewed January 10, 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...More

Thank clarecharliecat
Reviewed December 29, 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...More

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