Writing Home – Letters as a lifeline

Jul 2017 - Jan 2018 / 10:00 - 17:00
The Postal Museum Temporary Exhibition Space
Free for all ticket holders

Imagine you’ve been torn apart from loved ones through conflict or moved overseas to seek new opportunities. How would you keep a real connection to home and your culture? How would you keep relationships alive?

In the first temporary exhibition at The Postal Museum you’ll hear from soldiers at war, an honest man in exile, a survivor of human trafficking and a nurse chasing a dream.

Writing home has been a lifeline to people all over the globe.

These real stories come from over two years of work with communities and collection research that explored how the postal service has supported us during the times that matter. Discover how the pivotal the post has been in their lives, delivering anything from photographs to toothpaste or even frozen fish!

“It was cheaper to send toothpaste through the post than to try and buy it in Afghanistan…” Mike

Now you can hear the remarkable stories and explore the impact of Writing Home.

Join the conversation: #writinghome

‘No Betrayal of Chile’ poster. Courtesy of Hull University Archives.
Letter encouraging people to send Christmas cards to political prisoners. Courtesy of Hull University Archives.