History & Learning

Find out more about Britain's postal history, and the BPMA's activities and resources for children, young people and adult learners.

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Timeline of Key Dates

Find out how Britain's postal service has developed throughout the centuries.


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British Postal History

Explore the rich history of the British postal service since Charles I opened up his royal mail to the public in 1635.


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Learning

We offer an exciting range of events, activities and resources for all audiences.


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Blog

Blog

A regularly updated and informal look at Britain's postal heritage

Visit the BPMA blog for all the latest news on our projects, events, exhibitions and collections.


 

Collections

Collections

Our collection spans more than 400 years of postal history

View a selection of fascinating and unique items from our archive, museum and philatelic collections online.


 

Shop

Shop

Buy a souvenir of your virtual visit to the BPMA

Our online shop sells a range of products including postcards, publications, DVDs, posters and gifts.


 


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