We welcome visitors to all three of our venues. Find out what each has to offer below.

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Royal Mail Archive

The Royal Mail Archive in London holds the written records of Royal Mail, the GPO and the Post Office, as well as stamps, posters, photos and more.

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Museum Store

The British Postal Museum Store in Essex is where we house our larger exhibits, such as letter boxes, vehicles, sorting equipment and furniture.

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Museum of the Post Office in the Community

The Museum of the Post Office in the Community in Shropshire tells the fascinating story of postal communications in Britain.

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Schools Visits

Information about our pilot scheme to offer on-site learning for school groups.

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Visitor FAQ

If you are planning to visit us or have questions about our services, you will find some of the most frequently asked questions answered here.

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Our collection spans more than 400 years of postal history

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Exhibitions & Events

Exhibitions & Events

A complete listing of all BPMA exhibitions and events

The full details of our exciting programme of exhibitions and events, held at venues across the country.




Get the basics on a range of postal history topics

These introductory articles cover 400 years of British postal history, including transport, stamps and wartime services.


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