After 156 days of being closed we are delighted to announce we are open.

Visitor host stands outside The Postal Museum entrance

After 156 days of closure since the start of the last national lockdown in December, we are delighted to announce The Postal Museum is now open following the easing of government restrictions.

We have plenty in store for visitors who will be able to enjoy five centuries of extraordinary postal history, take a ride on Mail Rail and explore a new exhibition.

Making our visitors feel safe is as much a priority now as it was when we briefly reopened last year. We have a number of measures in place such as reducing the number of people in our exhibitions and on Mail Rail so visitors can experience the Museum without the crowds.  More information is available on our visit us page.

Today we open a new temporary exhibition Wish You Were Here, celebrating the iconic role the postcard has played in connecting people for more than a century and a half. Visitors will be able to explore the history of the postcard and reflect on its future with themes from the great British seaside and First World War correspondence to contemporary art and secret romances until 2 January 2022.

You can also hear from the exhibition’s curator Georgina Tomlinson and our Visitor Experience Hosts about some of the highlights on display in a video tour of the exhibition and discover postcards online on our Exploring Postcards page.