The Postal Museum brings five centuries of communications history to life.

The Postal Museum reveals the surprising and fascinating story of the first social network and makes our extraordinary collections available and enjoyable for all.

From interactive galleries to an immersive subterranean rail ride, modern research facilities to a wide-range of learning activities, The Postal Museum offers something for everyone, from all backgrounds and of all ages.

Ultimately, behind The Postal Museum lies the Postal Heritage Trust, an independent charity created to protect and share this rich history.

Our purpose

We are an ambitious, forward-thinking institution with an amazing story to tell.

We exist to showcase our stories and collections and reveal the fascinating story of Britain’s postal heritage in an engaging, interactive, educational and fun way.

  • News

    Updates, announcements and sneak peeks: don't miss out on any of our latest news.

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  • Our history

    Since 2004 we’ve cared for a rich collection of social and communications history, but our origins date back much further…

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  • Work with us

    It’s an incredibly exciting time to work for The Postal Museum! Take a look at our current vacancies.

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  • Volunteer with us

    Passionate about history, industry, art and design? Join our friendly team of volunteers! What could you do?

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  • Press office

    If you work in the media and have an enquiry for The Postal Museum relating to any of our work, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

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  • Governance & trustees

    The Postal Museum is the public identity of the Postal Heritage Trust, a registered charity governed by a Board of Trustees.

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  • Policies

    From data protection to photography and collections development, our policies cover a wide range of topics.

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