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Bath Postal Museum

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Travel a timeline to follow the history of the British Postal System through exhibits and displays on the history of the Mail Coach, air transport and airmail, military mail, sea mail and railways.
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27 Northgate Street, Bath BA1 1AJ, England
+44 1225 460333
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A small but interesting museum about the history of the postal service and how Bath played a part in this

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amplegirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit and the entrance fee. Loads to look at including interactive displays about development of the postal system and what it was like to work in a variety of jobs. Museum is tucked away in the basement of the Post Office so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank travelwishlistmaker
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Facinating, Easy walk and found, lots to see and interatact with. lovely place Mum enjoyed the exhibits. Have a lovely sovenir postcard

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank kingdomkid123
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Tiny museum in the basement of the Post Office, but I still managed to spend over an hour here. Lots of interesting exhibits. The first penny black stamp was sent from Bath, and a couple of former residents made significant contributions to the development of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank farwriter
Reviewed August 9, 2018

Although small, this museum was full of interesting displays and exhibits showcasing Bath's role in developing the postal system. If this is something that interests you, the letters and archives they have on display are very interesting to look at and the staff are very...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank eo_12345
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Small but very interesting and informative. It is downstairs beneath the general post office. There is a disabled lift. Check times of opening as they do not coincide with the post office. Some interactive displays. Children catered for with things to draw etc

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Barry L
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

As a kid did you own one of the 'Petite Post Office' playsets, a red-and-yellow plastic wonder that opened out into a bewitching selection of scales, stamps, stationary, and slots? Did you enjoy Pratchett's 'Going Postal' and wish to see where he (a patron of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Ethan P
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Lovely staff, and full of knowledge. Enjoyed the display about damaged mail, especially the one relating to mail damaged by Suffragettes in the post boxes in 1913

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CliffCoAntrim
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Small but makes you think about communications.From cave painting to modern day-nicely presented.I learnt a lot about the development of communications systems and the slow progress to a postal service everyone could use.Staff thoughtful and showed me a few details I missed.There are 2 dressing...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Roger B
Reviewed April 29, 2018

OK, I admit it. I'm a bit of a postal service geek. However, this fascinating museum not only gives you the opportunity to frank mail, and perforate a sheet of stamps, but fills in the gaps about the history of the postal service. It's not...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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