Exploring Postcards

To celebrate 'Wish You Were Here: 151 Years of the British Postcard' we are sharing unique stories and activities from our collection around the theme of postcards.
    • blog
    • 14 May 2020

    Letter Writing Activities in Lockdown

    Get writing! Here are 10 projects to beat loneliness and stay connected during lockdown.

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    • blog
    • 30 September 2020

    How to write a Postcard

    With examples from the collection follow our step by step guide to writing your own postcard.

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    • Christmas
    • 13 December 2016

    A Life and Love on Paper

    A box in our collection set Curator Joanna on the trail of a moving story of romance, artistry and even secret messages...

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    • blog
    • 17 April 2019

    Easter on Cards

    Curator Joanna dives into our wonderful Easter card collection to show us her favourite designs.

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  • Holiday from Home: Write and Send a Postcard

    Discover activity ideas for kids. Write and send a postcard to a loved one telling them all about your holiday from home.

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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).
'HURRYING TO CATCH...' Postcard, 1925 (2005-0082/65).
Easter postcard, front, 19th century, OB1996.531
Easter postcard, front, 19th century, OB1996.531
'The Language of Stamps' Postcard, 1915 (2005-0082/73)
'The Language of Stamps' Postcard, 1915 (2005-0082/73)
Postcard, hand drawn and coloured by Harry, 1909 (2014-0038/13)
Postcard, hand drawn and coloured by Harry, 1909 (2014-0038/13)
"The Moon" Olive Postcard (back), 1908 (2014-0038/032)
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