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Bath Postal Museum

27 Northgate Street, Bath BA1 1AJ, England
+44 1225 460333
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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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  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“penny black” (3 reviews)
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27 Northgate Street, Bath BA1 1AJ, England
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"main post office"
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"royal mail"
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"penny black"
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"stair lift"
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"situated downstairs"
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"early times"
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"on display"
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"entry fee"
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"worth a visit"
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"stamp"
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"basement"
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"collector"
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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.

Thank ZIPZIP555
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

Great staff, interesting curiosities, and lots of info. The history of the postal service is all there. Steps down could be a problem but there is a stair lift.

Thank OakwoodUK
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Reviewed 18 November 2014

This museum is situated under the main post office. The display is small but the quality of material on offer is outstanding. There was a frame full of silk postcards which we sent from the soldiers in the trenches during the second world war. The...More

1  Thank Marion T
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Reviewed 12 September 2014

the most time you could spend in this museum is an hour if that. its is fairly priced at £4.00 they do concessions. Interesting and informative displays, arty actives for children. I enjoyed listening to the staff predominantly older gentlemen disusing stamps. Staff friendly and...More

2  Thank Rebecca W
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Reviewed 6 September 2014 via mobile

Visited around 11.30 on a Saturday morning and we were the only visitors. The museum is small and compact, there is not much to see but what is there is interesting and informative. Ideal if you've already seen the main attractions in Bath and have...More

1  Thank LiMa2234
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Reviewed 31 August 2014

This is a small, independently run (hence the entrance fee) museum situated downstairs in the Post Office building. I wouldn't take much longer than an hour or so to look round (and that's reading all the information!) but it does provide a fascinating insight into...More

Thank Owlzthat
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Reviewed 28 August 2014

This is a great museum IF you are a postal fan. I am one of those and I enjoyed this museum enormously! However, I full-heartedly appreciate that not everyone is a postal-fan and I will be 100% honest and tell you you wont find much...More

1  Thank zara168
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

We went here for a bit of a laugh really because hubby is a postman, he was a bit disgusted that he had to actually pay to get in even tho he works for Royal Mail, think it was £3.50 or there abouts, was ok...More

Thank zayin_2000
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

entrance fee pricey for such a small museum, some interesting artifacts and nice displays but was marred by lack of value for money. Staff were lovely, friendly and knowledgeable

Thank rebeccaweeksart
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Reviewed 3 August 2014

I felt that the charge for entry to this museum was unnecessary. There was no warning of cost until I had gone downstairs and felt awkward about turning around and leaving. I spent less that 15 minutes in this museum.

Thank 848KMN
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