Exploring Postcards

Discover unique stories and activities from our collection around the theme of postcards.

Wish You Were Here celebrated the iconic role the postcard has played in connecting people for 151 years. Hear from the exhibition’s curator Georgina Tomlinson and our Visitor Experience Hosts about some of the highlights from this past exhibition.

We hope you enjoyed our virtual tour through the Wish You Were Here exhibition. If you enjoyed the video and are able to donate, either as a one-off gift or as a regular contribution, your support will make a significant difference and allow us to continue to provide virtual access to the museum.

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Find postcards, objects and archive records in our collection covering 500 years of postal heritage.

'HURRYING TO CATCH...' Postcard, 1925 (2005-0082/65).
Easter postcard, front, 19th century, OB1996.531
‘Language of Stamps’ Postcard. 1915, 2005-0082/7
‘Language of Stamps’ Postcard, 1915, 2005-0082/7
Postcard, hand drawn and coloured by Harry, 1909 (2014-0038/13)
"The Moon" Olive Postcard (back), 1908 (2014-0038/032)