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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
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Reviewed 9 August 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

Thank Eng O
Reviewed 23 July 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

Thank Barry L
Reviewed 6 July 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

1  Thank Ethan P
Reviewed 4 July 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

Thank CliffCoAntrim
Reviewed 21 June 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

Thank Roger B
Reviewed 29 April 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

Thank RuthieMead
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Worth a quick visit. Good way to spend an hour even with little kids. There's colouring and dressing up. The curator really knew his stuff and gave a lot of information. I've lived here for a long time but learnt a lot about bath and...More

Thank chloe N
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

A little different and not very busy. Do visit if you have seem all the other sites bath had to offer. Be aware that the curator had not had a lot of opportunity to chat so may take up some time before you get in....More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

Was suggested by a friend and proved to be a great lesson in the history of the Post Office and its impact on the development of the City of Bath. It is small but so is the entry fee. Well worth an hour during your...More

2  Thank Mikem1001
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Just go! You won't believe what's in there. A real fun history lesson . The staff are great & give you time

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