Bath Postal Museum, Bath

Bath Postal Museum, Bath (must see)

The Bath Postal Museum charts the history of the British postal service from a local perspective. The museum is situated in the basement of the Post Office on Northgate Street, in the heart of the historic city centre. The presence of a postal museum in Bath has historical relevance. The first Penny Black stamp was posted just yards away on Broad Street, at the previous home of the museum.

Founded by a local couple thirty years ago, the Bath Postal Museum offers a wealth of exhibits and information relating to the postal service in the UK, with particular focus on local figures who helped shape the service. The museum also covers post throughout history and across the world, and has an impressive range of postal artefacts. There is also a permanent exhibition studying the history of a British design institution: the humble red post box.

The museum is open Monday,Tuesday: 11 am- 5 pm; Wednesday-Saturday: 2 pm- 5 pm, but closes earlier in the winter months. Large groups may be able to book a visit for Sundays. Entry costs £3.50 for adults, £3.00 for senior citizens and children, and offers £1.50 entry to students. The museum is wheelchair accessible and offers assistance to visitors with sensory impairment.

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Sight Name: Bath Postal Museum
Sight Location: Bath, England
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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