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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 7 November 2015

We had time to spare and saw this on the map, and thought we'd check it out; in retrospect, we wish we'd done something else. It is basically a basement, inside a post office Calling it a "museum" is a bit...of an over-exaggeration? I suppose...More

Thank RuthChester85
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Fascinating and interesting museum with all sorts of facts about the origins of mail as we know it today. Definitely a visit for people who may find history, a bit addictive.

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Reviewed 12 September 2015

The exhibits were interesting but there were not enough of them. The entrance charge was excessive for what was on show, the whole display took less than 30 minutes to look at in detail. Overall this is one to miss.

Thank Clive M
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Definitely worth the visit - good interactive museum and very informative - thank you - the staff were very informative and helpful

Thank mparr27
Reviewed 27 July 2015

My wife and I went to the museum during a wet stay in Bath. It was my wife's first visit, although I had been a few times before and given a talk there many years ago. It is small, as are many other museums etc...More

Thank palaeotraveller
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Possibly the most boring museum I have ever visited! It consists of one small room with very few exhibits of any real interest. I expected at least a few stamps to look at but there were none. The museum entrance fee of £4.50 is extortionate...More

1  Thank Richard K
Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

Don't give up if you try to find this museum. It's in the post office itself, down in the basement. Right from the start you're welcomed to the exhibit. It goes through the various periods of postal history. The Penny Black (first sent from Bath...More

Thank mjnewham
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Came across this museum while visiting Bath and couldn't pass without calling in, as my husband has worked as a Postie for 38 years! The staff were very friendly and inviting. Lots of things on display that would interest people of all ages. A good...More

1  Thank TAT1962
Reviewed 21 April 2015

at first i though this would be a second class museum, but they really delivered! really loved the part on ""post"" modernism

Thank travellingmaniac2015
Reviewed 10 April 2015

An interesting find in the centre of Bath. Lots of artefacts and information which was well presented and some interactive. Entry fee appropriate for a small museum. Would recommend for anyone with an interest in history.

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