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Bath Postal Museum

27 Northgate St, Bath BA1 1AJ

Discover the history of post from ancient times to the present at this informative postal museum. Learn about the earliest instance of ‘post’ from ancient Egypt and the Roman postal system known as CURSUS PUBLICUS . See a clay letter considered to be dated around 2000 BC and an Egyptian papyrus dating 1200 BC.

Learn how Imperial Emperor Maximilian I in 1505 established a postal system to cover the Holy Roman Empire and how an increasing number of private letters were carried as the Tudor era progressed. Travel through time and follow the history of the British Postal system through displays and exhibits on mail coaches, air transport and airmail, military mail and railways. See a model of the original Bath mail coach on display. Britain was the first country to introduce mail coaches.

Opening Times: The museum is open Monday to Saturday from 11am – 5pm, and Sundays 12.00 noon to 4.00 pm. February to October.

For more information about opening dates, times and entrance fees please visit their website.