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Bath Postal Museum

27 Northgate Street

Discover how 18th-Century Bath influenced and developed the Postal System, including the story of the Penny Post. The first letter sent with a stamp was sent from Bath.

Visitors can explore the history of written communication from Egyptian clay tablets thousands of years ago, to the first airmail flight from Bath to London in 1912.

See the Victorian Post Office, and watch the ever-popular 'Talking Heads' videos.

There is also a gift shop which stocks items for those starting out in stamp collecting, right the way to original Penny Blacks for the serious philatelist.

We have good disabled facilities, and for international visitors we have printed guides available in French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.

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Map of Bath Postal Museum


Within 300 metres of Roman Baths.

Bath Postal Museum Postcode for SatNav: BA1 1AJ


+44 (0)1225 460 333

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