Copyright notice

The Postal Museum is committed to respecting copyright law and other intellectual property rights.

The Postal Museum values its own intellectual property rights and those of others. To support this approach we have taken every reasonable effort to ensure rights holders have been contacted for permission prior to reproduction of their work on the pages of this website, on our blog and for all other uses. Any omissions or errors are inadvertent and will be corrected for future publication on written notification by the rights holder or their representative.

Please note that copyright in the content of this website belongs to the Postal Heritage Trust, Royal Mail Group Ltd, and other rights holders as specified. Please note that neither these guidelines nor any guidance offered by any member of Postal Museum staff constitutes legal advice. Prior to reproducing any elements from this site it is your responsibility to obtain permission from copyright holders or their representatives as appropriate, and failure to do so may constitute an infringement of copyright.

Take down procedure

We make every effort to trace and obtain permission from copyright owners in order to reproduce intellectual property to support our work and in turn, make every effort to protect our copyright and trademarks.

There are a number of ‘fair dealing’ copyright exceptions as outlined within the UK’s Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, as amended and revised, whereby images and text protected by copyright law may be reproduced free of charge. These include:

  • Instruction for illustration
  • Quotation
  • Non-commercial research of private study

For further clarification on these copyright exceptions, please visit the IPO website.

For more information on licensing opportunities click here.

The Postal Museum have implemented a ‘take down notice and procedure’ to mitigate against the risk of copyright infringement. Please contact us if you are the owner of the copyright in any of the material that has been reproduced on this website, or in a publication or broadcast to which The Postal Museum has provided material from its collections, and you believe that the material infringes your intellectual property or any other rights.

The material will be withdrawn from our website upon receipt of your written objection and our initial verification of your complaint, while the matter is investigated.

In order to process your enquiry, please submit the following form: