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Happy birthday +JK Rowling and also #HarryPotter himself! #throwbackthursday  to 2007 and THIS brilliant stamp #philately  #stamps #tbt
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#throwbackthursday  to 1937: +Post Office messenger boy chatting to Yeoman Warders the +Tower of London 
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NEW BLOG: We asked Curator Emma what her favourite object is in our collections. 

Was it our earliest example of a post box from the Channel Islands? Or how about our Post Van? Find out the story behind Emma's favourite object and what makes it so interesting!
In this post, we asked Curator Emma Harper to talk about her favourite object. You will be surprised about what she came up with! Asking a Curator to pick their favourite object is a bit like askin...
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NEW BLOG: Check out our latest uploads to our #catalogue!

Over 2,000 records were uploaded, including a peculiar Christmas card written on a scrap of khaki... 
Last week we did one of our periodic uploads of new material onto the online catalogue. More than 2,000 records went on this time. New to the catalogue is the ‘REPS deposit’. This was a large colle...
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Today is Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi's 140th birthday!

#Macroni is best known as the father of #radio transmission

Here is a black and white photographic lantern slide of Macroni from our collection to celebrate.
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Today is #MuseumCats  day! Learn more about the role of cats in post offices for over a 150 years!
For #MuseumCats day, we wanted to share the history of cats in post offices from the first three probationary, rodent-killer to the famous 23-lb goliath Tibs in the 1950s and 60s. Sadly the last Po...
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Calling all literature fanatics!

Have you come across mentions of the Post Office or letter writing in a recent (or favourite) book? Please share them with us as we try to find as many as we can for The Postal Museum!
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When reading your favourite novel or flicking through a classic children’s book, you may have come across mentions of letter writing and even the Post Office. Writing a letter was an important part...
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Sneak preview of our new catalogue from Project Archivist turned #computerwhiz Matt Tantony bit.ly/1gNQmMH #museum #openaccess
Here at the BPMA we’re making major changes to the way our online catalogue looks – and works. There will be more details soon, but today I’ll show you three of our planned improvements: 1. Streaml...
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We are excited to be a part of the #LoughtonFestival this weekend! Come to our Museum Store for TWO FREE events 

ADULTS: Join us on for a talk on letter writing, nibbles and (of course) drinks on #Saturday

FAMILIES: Get out of the rain and come for a discovery trail and crafts, including make and send (for free) your own postcard, on #Sunday
It’s that time of the year again when Loughton, Essex celebrates its amazing cultural heritage at the Loughton Festival. Once more we’ll be opening the doors to our museum store in Debden to take p...
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Listen to our latest #podcast on how #WW1 changed the +Post Office's attitudes towards the employment of the #disabledveteran  
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Helen Dafter - Jobs for Heroes
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NEW BLOG: Read about what our Learning Officer Sally has been up to with +Big Wheel Theatre in Education  and St Luke's Primary School #Islington  during our Post People from the Past project
Last term we worked in partnership with St Luke’s Primary school in Islington and Big Wheel Theatre Company to deliver an exciting literacy focused project. Post People from the Past took a class o...
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Check out our latest blog with updates from our #3D scanning project with +UCL. Find out about how the trials went and even see a preliminary 3D model of a printing plate!
It’s been an exciting month for those involved in our 3D digitisation project, as it moved into the trial stages. A while back we shared what objects we selected for the scanning. A couple of weeks...
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Phoenix Place London WC1X 0DL United Kingdom
Phoenix PlaceGBLondonWC1X 0DL
+44 20 7239 2570postalheritage.org.uk
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Monday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmTuesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmWednesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmThursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pmFriday 10:00 am – 5:00 pmSaturday ClosedSunday Closed
Freeling House is home to the Royal Mail Archive, which holds the written records of Royal Mail, the GPO and the Post Office, as well as stamps, posters, photos and more.

There is an exhibition area which is used to display some of highlights from our collections.

Entry is free and public tours are held regularly.
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If you have a thirst for knowledge on all things postal orientated then this is a must place to visit with a mass of interesting and unusual objects and facts on the subject. The exhibition on the now defunct mail rail throw up facts and unseen photos of the hidden railway most people never knew existed under londons streets Well worth a visit a true gem