Our Patrons Richard Briers, Lord Bath and Sir Terry Pratchett, 2006 Opening.


"Bath has played a vital role in the development of communications, and improving the British postal service. It can thus boast many "firsts" as you will discover when you visit this fascinating museum. If you cant get to Bath, a comprehensive browsing of this website will illustrate how the postal service played a major part in linking areas of the world". Audrey Swindells - founder and secretary Bath postal museum.

Explore the Museum

  • Misuse of Frank on Newton & Corston 1833
  • Corston to New Britain 1834
  • Bristol to Wellington 1834
  • Hinton St George Letter to Chard 1836
  • New London Inn advert 1837
  • Hinton St George Letter to Chard 1838
  • Mulready May 6th 1840
  • Mulready
  • Dear Gomez 1840
  • Theft protection 1841
  • Envelope 1841
  • Prepaid letter from Lyme Regis 1841
  • Handstruck Envelope 1843
  • Prepaid Penny Post 1843
  • Town Postmark 1844
Musgrave 1834 - 1854 SEE MORE

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World War One Centenary Displays

12/05/2014 16:33 pm

Our new World War One display is now showing at the museum to mark the centenary of the year war broke out. We have three displays showing. One is about the causes as to why war broke out, another display is a great and colourful collection of embroidered postcards sent from the trenches and another is a fine collection of souvenirs from the battlefields, including medals. And the Pigeons in war.


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Help us continue to preserve the history of Britain's communications development, which shaped the city of Bath we know today.


Monday to Saturday 11.00am - 5.00pm (Summer) 

Sundays 12.00pm - 4.00pm. Open on request for large groups on Monday or Sunday.



The Bath Postal Museum gratefully acknowledges the help, both practical and financial, provided by the British Philatelic Trust, for both the on-going digitisation programme and the creation of this Website.

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