POSTAL MUSEUM (UK | Somerset | Bath | Historical)
- Address: 27, Northgate Street, BA1 1AJ
Address: 27, Northgate Street, BA1 1AJ
Phone: 01225 460333
This postal museum was founded in 1979 and a few years later it moved to 8, Broad Street in the city which had also been the former Post Office from 1822 until 1854. This location was also where the first Penny Black stamp was sent from in 1840. The museum moved from those premises in 2005 due to the cost of the rent, but is now housed in a location which is shared with a Post Office. The museum is accessed via the same entrance as the Post Office and there are signs to its downstairs location.
The museum isn’t substantial in size and a visit is unlikely to take more than around an hour. However, there are some interesting exhibits such as the collection of old post boxes, a mock-up of a Victorian Post Office, as well as old envelopes and stamps. The museum is carefully put together given the space available, with some activities offered for children.
There is an admission charge of £4.50 for adults, £3.50 for concessions and £1.50 for children. The museum is open from 11.00 until 17.00 on Mondays and Tuesdays, is closed on Wednesdays, from 14.00 until 17.00 on Thursdays to Saturdays and is closed on Sundays.