Visitor Info

Bath Postal Museum

27 Northgate Street,
(on the corner of Green St.)


Get in touch...

Telephone: 01225 460333

Small Location Map

Museum Opening Times

Half Term
Children free, Discovery Card holders half price
Monday 17th - 11 am - 4 pm
Tuesday 18th - 11 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 19th - 2 pm - 4 pm
Thursday 20th - 2 pm - 4 pm
Friday 21st - 2 pm - 4 pm
Saturday 22nd - 11 pm - 4 pm

Monday 24th February: CLOSED
Tuesday 25th - 11 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 26th CLOSED
Thursday 27th - 2 pm - 4 pm
Friday 28th - CLOSED

Last entrance 4 pm

Entrance Charges

Adults:  £5.00
Concessions: Students and children over 6: £2.50
Under six: free
Family ticket: £12.50  (Two adults, two children)
Discovery card: Half entrance price (for adults)

Access & Disability

Wheelchair and limited mobility

The museum is almost entirely accessible to wheelchair users and those with impaired mobility. We have a stair lift and most of the museum is on one level.

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

We also have T-loop fitted to our sound-led interactives and the History of Writing video has subtitles. We also provide print copies of sound-led interactives.

Blind and Visually Impaired

We can provide large print copies of all our literature and the museum is mainly on one level.

Learning Disabilities

Our information is presented in a variety of ways and staff will be pleased to offer any support required.

If a disable person is supported by a carer, personal assistant or support worker; they are admitted free.

The People & Staff

The museum is run by volunteers, and relies on entrance fees, donations, and sales from the shop to survive. The museum is a registered charity (charitable educational trust no. 277419 MGC Reg no. 927), and it is governed by trustees who are named below.


Venerable Patrons

  • The Roper Family Trust

Gold Patrons

  • Rob Wilkins
  • Rhianna Pratchett


  • The Marquess of Bath
  • Mrs Richard Briers
  • Communication Workers Union
  • Spink


  • Museum shop - Audrey Swindells/Joyce Matthews
  • General Administration - Nick Lennard
  • Publicity - Nick Lennard/ Rob Swindells
  • Museum Mentor - Stuart Burroughs
  • Exhibitions - John Roe
  • Fund Raising - A.Swindells
  • Treasurer - Nick Lennard
  • Friends of the Museum - Ivan Holliday
  • Digital collection - John Roe

Trustees of Bath Postal Museum

  • Chairman: Hugh Jefferies B.Sc, FRPSL
  • Vice Chairman: Ivan A. Holliday MA B.Sc
  • Treasurer - Nick Lennard
  • Secretary - Rob Swindells
  • Patrick Cassels FRPSL
  • Ann Hopkins-Clarke MA
  • Audrey Swindells MBE
  • Michael Swindells B.Sc

Other places of interest to visit

Museum of Bath at Work. Contains a display on Ralph Allen and his stoneworks

Museum of Architecture.  Inteprets the rich architectural history of Bath

The Museum of Bath Stone. Discover the story behind the stone & about Ralph Allen, the man behind the enterprise

Prior Park Gardens. 18th century landscape gardens created for Ralph Allen by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.