Two Weeks at The Postal Museum
We were lucky enough to have Leanna join the team for a little while. She explains what she got up to and what she learned...
Hi! My name is Leanna and I have been at The Postal Museum for the last two weeks on work experience. I am currently a student, studying History as one of my subjects, so being at the museum has been really interesting and helpful!
One of the best things I have done whilst at the museum is learn from Matt, one of our archivists, about the old photographs of Mail Rail and postal equipment from the 1950s and 60s.
When I went down to Mail Rail earlier in the week they used the tunnels as a feature for a BBC documentary. It was really cool to see the transformation of the tunnels from now to how they looked in those old photos.
During my second week I sat with Yvonne from HR and learnt about the recruitment and administrative features of The Postal Museum. It’s a really busy time right now as they are preparing for opening which means lots of new people joining to help the project! I learnt how to use Octopus, the HR system, which was interesting because this differed so much to the other departments.
I have learnt so much over these 2 weeks and have picked up lots of new skills. I learnt a lot about British history and the role of Royal Mail, which I did not know much about before.
It was really fun working in the office and visiting Mail Rail – I can’t wait to come back and visit next April when The Postal Museum opens!
There are lots of great opportunities to volunteer and work with the team coming up – see the latest ones right here!