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.

Also of interest

  • 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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  • Family history

    The Postal Museum is the definitive place to find out about past postal employees.

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Something to donate?

The Postal Museum is constantly refreshing and developing its collections.

If you hold material you think may be of interest to the collection, then do please get in touch using our contact form.

We encourage people to make contact and if possible send an image of the items you are considering donating. Please do not just send items in, as unfortunately we cannot accept everything. If we accept your offer then we will ask you to complete a simple form to officially donate the items to us.

For more information about what and how we collect please see our Collections Development Policy.