Bath Postal Museum

Price guide: Budget

27 Northgate Street, Bath, BANES, BA1 1AJ

Price guide: Budget

Bath Postal Museum
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#20 of 20
expert-rated things to do in Bath
Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Education, History

Expert review of Bath Postal Museum

Stamp around Bath’s very-own offbeat postal museum.

Continuing Bath’s theme of slightly bizarre mini-museums, the Postal Museum picks up the baton and runs with it. There’s something gloriously kitsch about this museum, where you can even perforate your own stamps, and I actually learned a lot about the postal service and Bath’s importance in its development- the first ever Penny Black stamp was posted from here. This is more a museum for people who have been to Bath several times and fancy doing something different – you never know when all this postal trivia will come in handy for a pub quiz. It’s also great for kids with interactive educational games and dressing up clothes for them to play with.

Price advice: 

Adult tickets cost £3.50.

Expert tips: 
Most of the museum is wheelchair accessible.
Buy a Bath Visitor Card from the tourist office near the Abbey (£3) to get discounts here, or if you travel by train between Oct-Apr you might be able to get two for one on entry – check the visit Bath website for information as offers do change.

More information on Bath Postal Museum:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Museum
Address:
27 Northgate Street, Bath, BANES, BA1 1AJ
Telephone:
01225 460333
Website:
http://www.bathpostalmuseum.org
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 11am-5pm (4.30pm in winter), last entry 30 minutes before closing. Closed over the Christmas period.
Indoor/outdoor?:
Indoor

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