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Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History

241 Wellesley St, Weston, MA 02493-2621
+1 781-768-8367
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Impressive Collection

They have an impressive collection and are very knowledgeable about the history of stamps. They had... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
Marshall H
JFK, Zeppelins, Local History and More!

We were delighted to find so much to learn about at the Spellman Museum in Weston. If you are... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2017
susanwinetasting
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The Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History has been called “a hidden gem” and selected as "One Of The 1000 Best Places To Visit in Massachusetts" by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. The Spellman Museum is among the top museums in a Metrowest's readers' poll, and selected as one of Nickelodeon's top museums for children in the Metrowest area. The Museum believes that adults and children should be encouraged to visit cultural institutions, especially The Spellman Museum as it is a museum where learning about history, geography, famous people, world cultures and the arts is done by the exploration or stamps and philately. Our recent lectures and exhibits on general subjects, such as the Holocaust, storybooks, wine and food, kinetic art, history of coffee, quilts, letter writing, origami, children's puppets, seeing eye dogs, and Helen Keller attracts a wide audience. We are open Thurs-Sun 12-5pm and can open the museum upon request Mon-Wed.
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May 14, 2018
“Impressive Collection”
Nov 5, 2017
“JFK, Zeppelins, Local History and More!”
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241 Wellesley St, Weston, MA 02493-2621
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

They have an impressive collection and are very knowledgeable about the history of stamps. They had a piece of mail that was on the Hindenburg! I liked the owl stamps, too!

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Reviewed November 5, 2017

We were delighted to find so much to learn about at the Spellman Museum in Weston. If you are tired or bored with the usual art museum or house tour and are open to trying a different museum you’ll find this one very rewarding. Trust...More

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DavidSBall47, Manager at Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2017

We in turn are delighted you came to visit and took the time to share your experience with others. The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History is indeed a special place well worth the visit. In preparation for the Holidays our gift shop is...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

The Spellman Museum offers a lot for all ages. I've enjoyed craft sessions, educational lectures, and exhibits. Love the collection of old silver stamp boxes and games. The exhibits of stamps are beautiful and interesting. Love learning history through stamps!

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Reviewed July 23, 2017

I am giving this place 5 stars because all the people working there (volunteers) were extremely friendly and really nice to kids. I mean really nice. They wanted the kids to have a good experience and they bent over backwards to make sure they had...More

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Lelia E, Director of Development at Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2017

This is the Executive Director, David S. Ball responding: Hi panama2000, Thanks for visiting us. We LOVE having visitors. Help us spread the word. Our Curator maintains 2.5 million items that are available for research. Our Director of Education, a retired principal, is always looking...More

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Reviewed January 25, 2017

It has been decades since I visited this museum of philately. Tomorrow I shall return. Stamp collecting can be a world wide experience... but with the age of the e-mail and computer, I ask is the hobby doomed? I don't know s I find after...More

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DavidSBall47, Manager at Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2017

Did you visit us? When Franklin Roosevelt collected stamps, as a young boy, as Governor of New York, and later at President (elected 4 times) stamp collecting was known as the hobby of kings. During the Great Depression and for long after folks had little...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Spellman Museum is a unique exhibition. It has limited hours of operation, but is definitely worth seeing. The exhibit contains examples of the first lickable stamps from Britain called the penny black. There are also collections of stamps used in Zeppelin air mail delivery,...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2015

Philatelists (the fancy name for stamp and postal history collectors) are familiar with the Spellman Museum and frequent it often to purchase items for their collections in the Museum store, or to use the Museum's extensive reference library. In addition to the obvious, there's a...More

1  Thank RosebudNH
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Reviewed February 20, 2015

If you're a stamp collector it's wonderful to visit the oldest philatelic museum in the Americas, but there is a lot of interest for the non-collector as well. From Zeppelin mail to the Boston Post Road, from children's games of post office to a dress...More

1  Thank Nancy C
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Reviewed January 15, 2015

We were in the area with little to do so we stopped in. I was surprised to learn that this museum is part of Regis College & named after Cardinal Spellman. Thankful that is was not just part of someone's basement we enjoyed the historic...More

Thank Curtis H
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

Absolutely loved the Spellman museum. It shows you the highlights of world history through postal service, envelopes and stamps (a lot of them), it does it tastefully and patiently. Plan for a two hour visit. Great for pre-teens who can go on the "stamp hunt"...More

Thank Mikhail K
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