Collections

We have over 60,000 objects and thousands of records detailing 500 years of postal history.

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Much of our collection is accessible to view online by searching the catalogue or exploring our Highlights pages. We also have skilled collections staff who can help in person in The Discovery Room or remotely, and offer a number of professional museum and archival services such as digitisation and conservation.

Search & Highlights

Search through our catalogue of records and objects, or let our our curators guide you through the collection via our Highlights page.

  • Search the catalogue

    From Royal Mail and Post Office archives to surprising objects great and small, there’s a lot to discover in our collections.

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  • Highlights

    Let our expert curatorial team guide you through some of the highlights of The Postal Museum.

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Research

Plan a visit to the Archive’s ‘Discovery Room’, learn how to research from home and explore links to other useful resources.

  • The Archive

    The Discovery Room is the place to come to delve deeper into the history of the postal service, and where you can study original archive material.

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  • Access and enquiries

    The Postal Museum welcomes enquiries from researchers wishing to access the stored collection for study purposes.

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  • Links to other sources

    A list of other postal archives and museums, as well as philatelic and postal history organisations and websites.

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Professional services

More than a museum and archive, we are home to a range of skills and services that are vital to the museum sector. Find out what we could do for you.

  • Digitisation studio

    Our digitisation studio has the specialist gear to digitise our varied collections. We can help with yours too!

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  • Licensing & merchandising

    We are home to a unique collection of visually stunning and historically significant imagery available to license.

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