Friday 1 October 2021

The Postal Museum - Celebrate World Postcard Day with us! 🙌


Postcards, a cause for celebration

Today is World Postcard Day, a day of celebration where you’re encouraged to put pen to paper and surprise your friends or loved ones with a postcard. In our exhibition Wish You Were Here: 151 Years of the British Postcard you can uncover more about the iconic role postcards have played in connecting people for over 150 years.

Read on for more ways you can celebrate World Postcard Day. 

Book your visit

Send a postcard

Visit our shop at the museum or online for a wide range of postcards including a limited run of postcards by artist, Peter Liversage

If you'd like to send a postcard today you can download the winning postcard from a global competition judged by Postcrossing, Finepaper and The Postal Museum as well as find out about good causes you can send a postcard to on the World Postcard Day website. 
Shop postcards

Curator’s Talk: The Secret Language of Postcards

Meet Curator Joanna Espin on The Postal Museum’s Instagram today where she’ll be exploring secret languages shared on postcards, including the language of stamps. She’ll uncover the romantic origins behind a secret form of communication, which took off all around the world.
Watch on Instagram

Even more to explore

Take a virtual tour of our Wish You Were Here exhibition, step inside Artist and Illustrator Emily May's studio in a new behind the scenes video, or browse blogs and our collections online to discover all you need to know about postcards!
Discover Postcards