British Postal Museum and Archive

British Postal Museum & Archive
Freeling House, Phoenix Place, London WC1X 0DL

Opening Times:
The Royal Mail Archive is open Monday to Friday, and on selected Saturdays (please check the website for details). We are closed on all public holidays.

Mon to Wed: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Thu: 10.00am - 7.00pm
Fri: 10.00am - 5.00pm

Please note: The Archive Search Room is occasionally closed for events. 

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British postal services helped to shape the modern world. We work to ensure that this human story of communication, industry and innovation is available and enjoyable for all.

Explore the rich history of the British postal service since Charles I opened up his royal mail to the public in 1635.

Contact Details:
Sally Sculthorpe, Learning Officer
Tel: 020 7354 7284

Learning Programmes:
A range of free learning packs and resources are available for teachers to use in class.

We offer free curriculum-linked activities and workshops for Primary and Secondary schools.

To find out about booking a school visit, please contact Sally Sculthorpe (contact details above).

From staff records to stamps and from transport to telegrams, we care for the visual, written and physical records from over 400 years of innovation and service.

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