The Postal Museum has been awarded Accreditation

We’re pleased to share that we have been awarded Accreditation from Arts Council England.

A photo showing a family playing with an interactive exhibit in The Postal Museum.

Administered by Arts Council England on behalf of the UK Accreditation Partnership, Accreditation is the benchmark for well-run Museums and Galleries. It means that The Postal Museum is properly managed and governed to the nationally agreed industry standard and shows the museum takes proper care of its collections, sharing them with visitors and keeping them safe for future generations.

Accreditation covers museums of all types and sizes – from the smallest volunteer-run museums to national museums – and more than 1,700 museums are currently taking part in the scheme across the UK.

Laura Wright, CEO, The Postal Museum said:

“We’re proud to have achieved Accreditation as a young and ambitious museum and to join the growing number of Accredited, independent museums across the country. Since opening in 2017, we have focussed on delivering an award-winning, accessible experience for our visitors and sharing our stories in relevant and inspiring ways onsite and online. To receive official recognition of our high standards, care and approach means a huge amount to us after the challenges faced by all museums over the past few years. We will continue to use the hugely diverse and relatable stories from our postal collections to inspire people to make meaningful connections in their lives.”


Liz Johnson, Director Museums and Collections Development at Arts Council England said:

“We’re delighted that The Postal Museum has been successful in gaining their Accreditation status. This means that their Collections will be looked after and maintained offering inspiration, enjoyment and learning for the local community and visitors to enjoy now and in the future.”