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.


Our series of videos are great for enquiring minds looking to learn about Britain’s postal heritage.

  • Sorting Britain Videos

    Explore the surprising history of postcodes through our series of short films, from early trials in the 60s through to their modern day use as a data sorting powerhouse.

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  • 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.

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  • An Interview with Artist Emily May | Wish You Were Here

    Watch our interview with artist Emily May, and hear about the process behind a series of postcard paintings inspired by our temporary exhibition.

    Watch on YouTube

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