Curious stories, personal passions and behind-the-scenes exclusives await in our museum blog:
Archivist Helen explores the use of Greetings Telegrams by the Post Office and looks at their intricate designs.
Our collection of love letters spans over 100 years. Curator Joanna looks at three couples who used the post to express their feelings.
Curator Jessica is back with the postal canines of the past and their unusual jobs.
Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first entry in Blanche Horton's diary. Her account is an insightful firsthand vision of France just after WW1.
Archivist Helen explores the Post Office's role in helping Santa reply to letters from children across the nation.
Curator Jessica explores the museum collection and archive researching the Postal Service’s use of dogs in the past…
Are there ghosts in Mail Rail? Archivist Helen discovered an article in the 1928 Post Office magazine that talks 'Underground Wizardry'.
Don’t be a pirate, buy a licence! Archivist Helen explores records of a pirate radio station and the Post Office's involvement.
The mailboat RMS Leinster was sunk after being torpedoed by a German U-boat. Senior Archivist Gavin tells the unfolding story of the 1918 disaster.
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the F-type pillar box designed and developed by David Mellor.
150 years ago cats were first officially appointed by the Post Office. Senior Archivist Gavin reveals some early correspondence.
Love, war and friendship. Student Francesco gives us a unique glimpse into people's lives through their letters.
Assistant Curator Georgina tells the story of the founding father of the British system of mail coaches.
"Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler...." Take a look at stamps commemorating 50 years of the iconic sitcom Dad's Army.
Technology is changing faster than ever. Archivist Helen looks at how we store and share our records now and then.
To mark the centenary of slogan postmarks, volunteer Cyril searched through our collections for these printed messages.
Join Senior Archivist Gavin as he investigates the first attempts to deliver mail by helicopter. Did the service take off?
Archivist Helen is back with her second part of the blog that looks at nurses employed by the Post Office.
In celebration of Nurses' Day Archivist Helen looks at historical records of nurses in the Post Office.
Love cartoons? Assistant Curator Georgina shares her favourite fun cartoon designs that appeared on stamps. Take a look.