Read, watch & do

We’re sharing stories of extraordinary communication from our archives and collections.

We’re also gathering the inspiring ways you’re connecting with each other and providing some entertainment inspired by the postal service.


Learn about Britain’s postal heritage in some of our latest videos.

  • Dressed to Deliver

    From smartly dressed Victorians and their buffed buttons to modern posties and their all-weather active wear, take a closer look at postal uniforms in our exhibition Dressed to Deliver.

    Watch on YouTube

  • Curator’s Talk | The Secret Language of Stamps

    Hear from curator Joanna as she explores the history of the language of stamps, uncovering the romantic origins behind secret forms of communication.

    Watch on YouTube

  • STAMP DESIGN | Interview with David Gentleman

    Senior Curator of Philately Douglas N. Muir chats to artist David Gentleman about stamp design.

    Find out more

  • Dame Stephanie Shirley CH | Sorting Britain: The Power of Postcodes

    Dame Stephanie Shirley CH tells us about her remarkable journey to becoming a researcher at Dollis Hill, The General Post Office’s Research Station, and the pivotal role she played in the development of postcodes.

    Watch on YouTube

Sign up to our mailing list

Sign up to our newsletter for monthly updates.

You can unsubscribe or update your preferences at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails.