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Bath Postal Museum

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Address: 27 Northgate Street, Bath BA1 1AJ, England
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+44 1225 460333

Travel a timeline to follow the history of the British Postal System...

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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Definitely different. Definitely worth it.

This is a great little museum to visit and is quite unique and interesting. Well worth the visit and a nice educational journey for young and old alike.

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Bryan, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great little museum to visit and is quite unique and interesting. Well worth the visit and a nice educational journey for young and old alike.

Thank Conrad1903
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small museum packed with the history of the postal service, from early times to the present day. Baths contribution to the British/Worldwide communication service. Well worth a visit.

Thank David E
Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2017

This micro-museum tells the story of written communication, with a strong emphasis on the postal service. There are a number of interesting historic documents & collections, and the curator went out of his way to embellish the information. It appealed to me as a former stamp collector with an interest in postal history, but tries to include child friendly activities... More 

Thank Rodger S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

We stumbled upon this museum in the heart of Bath located just below the Bath post office. In the age of emails, it's a good place to educate kids on long distance written communication in the 19th and 20th centuries. The folks who run the museum make the best of the space available.

Thank CaravanDad
Matlock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This fascinating museum is tucked away under the main post office. It is absolutely crammed with information and exhibits explaining the role Bath played in the development of the postal system in Britain. There are lots of interactive experiences for children (and adults) to enjoy from dressing up as postmen through to a board game challenging you to deliver the... More 

Thank clarecharliecat
Braintree, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This is situated downstairs in the main Post Office. It tells the story of communications, from "clay mail to email", how the Royal Mail started, the beginnings of the Mail Coach, and the postage stamp. There are lots of Post Office and letter writing memorabilia on display. You can push buttons to hear the different calls the Post Horn made... More 

Thank Diana089
Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Do check the opening times if you want to visit this postal museum. There are lots of interesting display in such a small space under the current post office. We were fortunate that there was a volunteer there when we visited and he took us through the higfhlights.

Thank Steve D
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Founded in 1979, this is a delightful small museum, located in the basement of the main post office. Lots of interesting artefacts on display, and very knowledgable staff. The gift shop is cute, the entry fee was £4.50. Also on May 2nd, 1840, the penny black was posted from the main Post Office, Broad Street Bath, making it the first... More 

Thank Ann281
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Very quiet museum so we had a very helpful gentleman guide telling us the basic story before we looked round. Plenty to see and learn including the first perforating machine and the penny black. Something for everone including children.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Love this place, would be good if locals can get half price entry as I do like to take people there...

Thank motocrossAce

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