Bath Postal Museum

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27a Northgate Street

The Bath Postal Museum tells the history of 4000 years of communication from clay mail to e-mail. With colourful and frequently changing exhibitions, there is something for everyone. Learn about famous locals Ralph Allen and John Palmer. Listen to the lives of postal workers past and present. Find out what it was like on a mail coach. Hear about 'The History of Writing' with actor Richard Briers. We all love a good story and Bath Postal Museum is full of them.

Further information

Opening Hours:

November-Mid February Mon-Sat 11:00-4:30 Last entry at 4:00 Mid February-March Mon-Sat 11:00-17:00 Last entry at 4.30 April-October Mon-Sat 1100-1700 Last admission 30 minutes before closing Closed: Sun Christmas & New Year


Adults: £3.50 Children: £1.50 Students £1.50 Over 60's: £3.00 Concessions : £3.00 Under 5's: Free


  • Museums Association

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Facilities and services


  • Education facilities available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas

Facilities information:

Our library is avaliable for research purposes, by appointment only


  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General guide to collections available
  • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
  • Loan service
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Primary school education service available
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Touch exhibits

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