British Postal Museum and Archive: The Royal Mail Archive

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Freeling House
Phoenix Place
London
England
WC1X 0DL

Telephone:

020 7239 2570

Fax:

020 7239 2576

Email:

info@postalheritage.org.uk

Website:

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Open: Monday-Wednesday 10-5, Thursday 10-7, Friday 10-5; 2nd Saturday every month 10-5 NB CLOSED following Monday - check website for details

Closed: Closed on all public holidays

  • Wheelchair access
  • Research Service
  • Proof of identity required

The Royal Mail Archive includes records of The Post Office and Royal Mail from 1636 to the present day, including working files, staff records, visual records (poster, photographs, artwork), stamps of Great Britain from the Penny Black onwards, and records of British postal markings over four centuries

  • Information sheets on key topics available via website
  • Public record material is also catalogued under POST reference on National Archives online catalogue
  • Wheelchair access, hearing loop, accessible toilet
  • User card required - please bring proof of identity on first visit (further details on website)
  • Reprographics: photocopies, scans
  • ARCHON code: 813

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    Collections information

    Paper catalogues available to view at The National Archives - (1)

    Accessions

    These are selected lists of new or additional collections that were aquired by this archive during a specific year. If a date is not displayed there are no accessions for that year.