Access and enquiries

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

Prior to contacting us, please check the online catalogue to make sure the information you require is not included as part of the catalogue description.

The collection is spread across a number of sites and physical access may be limited to specific days of the week, or take a little time to arrange. Some objects cannot be seen by the public, this may be for a number of reasons. Objects may be on loan, on exhibition or undergoing conservation treatment. The curatorial department will advise if this is the case.

Those wishing to access the collection for study are encouraged to contact the Archives team to discuss their requirements.

Something to donate?

The Postal Museum regularly refreshes and develops its collections.

If you hold materials you think may be of interest to the collections, please get in touch using our contact form. If we are interested, we will probably ask you to send images of the items. If we accept your offer, then we will ask you to complete a simple form to officially donate the items to us.

We will not generally accept items that are sent or brought in without prior agreement and reserve the right to dispose of unsolicited items of this kind.

For more information about what and how we collect please read our museum Collections Development Policy and Archive Collections Development Policy . Learn more about our current projects visiting the We Collect page.