Colne Valley Postal History Museum
PUBLIC OPEN DAYS: SATURDAYS 18th May & 7th September 2019 10am to 4pm Admission Free!
Winner "Best Cabin/Summerhouse" Category in "Shed of the Year"
A privately owned Postal History Museum in the heart of East Anglia. The collection has been built up over a number of years by one man and now comprises 135 ex-British Post Office letter boxes together with 25 Stamp Vending Machines, documents, uniforms and associated artefacts. The museum houses the second-largest private collection of Post Boxes in the UK and is an invaluable resource for teaching and historical research. In addition, the Museum is also home to the National AA Village Signs collection, comprising more than 50 of these iconic round village name signs from across the UK - the largest display of these anywhere. Regular public open days are held each year, but otherwise there is no general public access other than by prior arrangement with the Curator. Visitors are welcome by prior arrangement at any reasonable time. Contact us at the address above.
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Shed 1: The covered accommodation seen here in 2006 provides secure dry storage for small artefacts, stamps documents and wooden post boxes. Outside you can see an array of Victorian wall boxes including a 2nd National Standard with Pedimented top. The blue covered thing is a telegraph pole, now erected and decorated. This has now been augmented by the purpose-built and much larger Shed 2!
K is for Kiosk-
Telephone Kiosks section now open
More AA village signs added to the site - now 100 showing!
More Ludlows added to the Tour of Britain inc Eire!
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