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

Winter 2017-18

Mondays - 11 am – 4.30 pm
Tuesdays - 11 am – 4.30 pm
Wednesdays – CLOSED ALL DAY
Thursdays – 2 pm – 4.30 pm
Fridays - 2 pm – 4.30 pm
Saturdays - 2 pm – 4.30 pm

Last Entry: 4.00pm.

We can open by request for large groups on Sunday.
Please contact us for booking info.

Entrance Charges

Adults: £4.50
Concessions: £3.50 (B&NES, over 60)
Student: £1.50
Child over 6: £1.50
Under 6: free

Family Ticket: £10.00 (Two adults, two children)

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.



  • The Marquess of Bath
  • Sir Terry Pratchett OBE
  • Richard Briers CBE (1934-2013)
  • H. Frank Deakin, MA
  • Spink
  • Elaine Schofield
  • British Philatelic Trust



  • Museum shop - Audrey Swindells/Peter Bennett
  • General Administration - Peter Bennett
  • Publicity - Audrey Swindells/Peter Bennett
  • Curatorial Advisor - Stuart Burroughs 
  • Exhibitions - Peter Bennett 
  • Fund Raising - Audrey Swindells, Peter Bennett
  • Treasurer / Finance - John Edwards
  • Philatelic Co-ordinators - David Hooper/John Roe
  • Friends of the Museum - Ivan Holliday
  • Digital Collection - Peter Bennett


Trustees of Bath Postal Museum

  • Chairman: Hugh Jefferies B.Sc, FRPSL
  • Vice Chairman: Ivan A. Holliday MA B.Sc
  • Secretary: Audrey Swindells MBE
  • Patrick Cassels FRPSL
  • Pamela Collins
  • Wesley Farrar
  • Anne Hopkins-Clarke MA
  • Nicholas Leonard (Trustee - Elect)
  • Col. E.R. Lewis CBE (1915-2013)
  • J. Harold Swindells (1920 - 2014)
  • Michael Swindells B.Sc
  • Robert Swindells (Trustee - Elect)

City of Bath

The World Heritage Site of Bath and the stunning countryside surrounding it is one of England's most beautiful places to visit. Bath, England, is a unique city; its hot springs, Roman Baths, splendid Abbey and Georgian stone crescents have attracted visitors for centuries. Set in rolling Somerset countryside, just over 100 miles west of London, it is a beautiful and unforgettable place to visit.

Other places of interest in the historic city:

Museum of Bath at Work - Contains a large display on Ralph Allen and his stone works as well as the story of Bath stone.

The building of Bath Museum - Contains a large display on Ralph Allen and his stone works as well as the story of Bath stone.

Prior Park Gardens - 18th century landscape garden created for Ralph Allen by Lancelot' Capability' Brown.