06 August 2019 - 02 November 2019 / 10:00 - 17:00
Discovery Room
First Floor, The Postal Museum
No charge, tickets not required

Drop in to the Discovery Room during your visit to view special temporary displays of objects from The Postal Museum archive.


Sent to the nurse?

6 – 30 August

Sent to the nurse?


From the 1960s the Post Office employed nurses in increasing numbers. This led to questions about their role, their relationship with other staff, and which union should represent them. This display uses records from the archive to tell the story of nurses in the Post Office.


The end of the GPO, 1969

3 – 28 September

The end of the GPO, 1969


To mark the 50th anniversary of the Post Office ceasing to be a government department and becoming a public corporation, this display will use contemporary documents to illustrate the milestone.


Sherlock Holmes

1 October – 2 November

Sherlock Holmes


This display will look at the fictional private detective Sherlock Holmes and his depiction on stamps, revealing the secret clues to be found in the designs.


The Discovery Room is open Tuesday to Friday and every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 10.00 – 17.00 (excluding bank holidays), to visitors who want to delve deeper into the history of the postal service, and study original archive material.