Christmas 2019

Enjoy a season of Victorian-inspired activities and workshops at The Postal Museum this Christmas. And for a short time only, the subterranean Mail Rail Ride will get a festive makeover.

For everyone

  • Mail Rail Christmas Ride

    For a short time only, the subterranean Mail Rail Ride will get a festive makeover.

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  • Christmas Gift Guide 2019

    Get your Christmas shopping sorted with our ultimate Christmas gift guide.

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  • The Postal Museum Exhibition

    From cryptic Victorian Valentine cards to a lion encountered on Salisbury Plain. There’s nothing ordinary about the story of the post.

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  • Discovery Room Mini-Exhibition

    Drop in to The Discovery Room and view some of the wonderful Victorian Christmas cards and notices we hold in our collections.

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Explore online

    • blog
    • 04 December 2019

    The Post Office and Christmas in the Victorian era

    Reveal intriguing insights into the Victorian postal service with Archivist Louise.

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    • blog
    • 11 December 2019

    Victorian Christmas Parcels

    Ever wondered what parcels Victorians were sending at Christmas? What items were forbidden? Read on...

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    • blog
    • 19 December 2019

    Victorian Christmas Boxes

    Thank you gifts for letter carriers, an unpopular ban and petitions across the country. Read more about the history of these Victorian Christmas treats.

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    • blog
    • 19 December 2019

    A Christmas Carol

    Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843 and it is a window into Victorian society and how they celebrated Christmas. The stamps by Quentin Blake introduce you to some of the stories of key characters.

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