Virtual Stampex

Welcome to The Postal Museum’s Virtual Stampex stand for an insight into our philatelic collections. Access some of the rarest treasures of British philately and learn more about visiting us.

Explore our collections

Find handy links to information about the museum and how to access our fantastic Postal History collections.

  • Collections

    Motorbikes, mail boxes, machinery - and stamps! The Postal Museum collections reveal the colourful history of communication through the post.

    Explore 500 years of postal heritage
  • Philatelic collection

    Our postal history includes British stamps from 1840 and the world-renowned RM Phillips Collection of British Victorian stamps.

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  • Philatelic reads

    Delve into the world of philately with some of our fascinating short reads.

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  • Visit us

    All the practical information you'll need to help plan your visit.

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How to get involved

Take part in our project to grow the collection with contemporary objects, find out about caring for stamps, or sign up to our newsletter to keep in touch.

  • COVID-19 and the Post

    Take part in our project to document the COVID-19 crisis, by submitting items you’ve received via post during the pandemic.

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  • Caring for stamps and postal history

    Advice for preserving a collection of stamps or postal history.

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  • Newsletter

    Get the inside story from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail by signing up to our newsletter and find out about our latest news and events.

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  • Shop

    Visit The Postal Museum shop for Post & Go products.

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