Curious stories, personal passions and behind-the-scenes exclusives await in our museum blog:
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.
Read extracts from the hilarious letters of complaint sent by Mrs. Edna Welthorpe – a pseudonym of controversial 60s playwright Joe Orton.
150 years ago cats were first officially appointed by the Post Office. Senior Archivist Gavin reveals some early correspondence.
50 years ago stamp classes were introduced by the Postal Office. Volunteer Cyril has first-class details of this new system.
How have felines infiltrated our postage stamps? Assistant Curator Georgina tells us more...
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.
Glorious sunshine! Assistant Curator Georgina looks at stamp designs featuring the best of the seaside.
Football has featured on stamps throughout the years for past World Cups. Assistant Curator Georgina shares her favourites.
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?
Curator of Philately Stuart offers a rare glimpse at stamps that never quite made it for the public release.
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.
Meet our Conservator Barbara and find out what it takes to care for delicate objects from our collection.