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15-20 Phoenix Place

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Open: Wednesday-Friday 10-4.30, 2nd Saturday of the month 10-4.30

Closed: 24-26 December; Bank holidays

  • Wheelchair access
  • Research Service
  • Proof of identity required
  • Readers ticket required

Formerly the British Postal Museum and Archive

  • 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.
  • Public record material is also catalogued under POST reference in The National Archives' Discovery database
  • Finding aids: online catalogue; guide to collections available in Discovery Room
  • Proof of identity: required to look at original material on first visit
  • Reprographics: photocopies, scans
  • ARCHON code: 813

    If you are an archivist or custodian of this archive you can use the archive update form to add or update the details in Discovery

    Collections information

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


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

    Other finding aids

    Link to repository's catalogue

    Links to networks containing more information about this archive