5 January 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE 5 January: The Postal Museum remains temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions. Sign up to our newsletter to be the first to find out when we will reopen.

National Lockdown Closure  

On 4 January 2021, the UK Government announced that National Lockdown restrictions would be in place across the country for a minimum of 6 weeks. As a result, The Postal Museum has been instructed to remain closed until further notice.   

Currently, the guidance is that these stricter measures will be reviewed regularly. As such, we are only taking bookings for dates in March, April, May and June, or you can purchase gift vouchers.  

If you had tickets to visit us between today’s date and 18 February, our Box Office will contact you with the next steps and we hope to see you in the Museum soon. 

If you have a booking with us after 18 February you will not hear from us until after the next Government review date of Tier levels across the country. However, all tickets can be moved free of change throughout 2021. Please contact our Box Office if you would like to move a booking. 

We will open again soon and until then, we will continue to share stories of connection from our archives and collections. Join in on social media wherever you follow us, sign up to our newsletter and  explore our virtual highlights with our growing collection of stories and activities to enjoy from home. 

Support for The Postal Museum 

As an independent museum and educational charity, we are particularly vulnerable as we rely on ticketed income. We have received life-line funding from Arts Council England and DCMS from the Culture Recovery Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Heritage Emergency Fund to help us through this challenging time, but with every new closure we face increasing challenges.  

Donations are vital for the museum – please consider making a donation today to support the future of The Postal Museum. Alternatively, plan your future visit by booking for later in 2021, buying gift vouchers or becoming a member. This will help us enormously and supports us directly.  

Further information 

You can contact us at [email protected]. 

See our FAQs on our Visit Us page for further information about closure, your visit and tickets.