The Postal Museum to receive 3 year funding from Arts Council England

We are delighted that we have been offered 3 years of funding by Arts Council England, as a National Portfolio Organisation.

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We are one of 276 new organisations that Arts Council England are supporting between 2023-2026.

The Postal Museum will receive funding annually for the next three years, to enable us to deliver new work with communities across the country, as well as serving our local communities in Camden and Islington.


Rick Wills, Chair of Trustees, The Postal Museum, said:

Becoming a National Portfolio Organisation is a game changer for The Postal Museum. All of the Trustees and staff extend our thanks to Arts Council England for recognising our ambitions and making them possible through this funding.

We are excited about the journey ahead to reach even more people with the fascinating stories in our collection.


Laura Wright, CEO, The Postal Museum, said:

We’re extremely grateful to Arts Council England for recognising the value of the work of The Postal Museum. Our collection is truly national and, with this funding, we will be able to reach further and connect with communities across the country. Social history is at the heart of our collection and the extraordinary story of the post and postal workers is relevant and accessible to everyone. As a National Portfolio Organisation, we will now able to collect and share even more of the diverse experiences that make the story of the post so universal.


Arts Council England Chair, Sir Nicholas Serota, said:

As well as continuing our commitment to our many established and renowned cultural organisations, I am deeply proud of the support we will be giving to those new organisations which will help ignite creativity across the country.  We are facing economic pressures at present but this funding is about an investment in our future. This portfolio will support the next generation of visionary inventors, makers, performers and artists. In particular, the growth of our funding for organisations that support and develop work for children represents a profoundly important long-term investment in our country’s talent.


Arts Council England Chief Executive, Darren Henley, said:

Together, each of the 990 organisations that have been offered funding today will contribute to a portfolio that is rich, varied and truly national. This is our widest ever spread of investment across the country, ensuring that many more people will have access to a wider choice of exceptional art, culture and creative opportunities on their doorsteps. We are in tough times but we must remember creativity brings with it extraordinary dividends, boosting our country’s economic growth, creating jobs, bringing communities closer together, and making us happier as individuals. Everyone deserves to enjoy the benefits it brings, and with this investment, we believe we’ve taken a decisive step towards making that vision a reality.