Postal Museum, Stockholm
Only a fractions of the museum's collections of 90.000 letters, 4.000.000 stamps, 17.000 other exhibits, 130.000 photographs, drawings, maps, picture postcards etc. are on display!
There is a lot of info to be found in the DATABADE at Post F@ktum, the museum's knowledge centre.
Sweden’s only postal museum is housed in a beautiful building that has been owned by the Postal Service since the 1700s. Here you can see very detailed exhibits on the history of the Swedish Postal Service, including the history of the post offices, postal workers, letter writing, mail delivery and more. There is an old mail carriage on display as well as an old mail train that you can actually step into. What was most interesting to me were all of the old stamps, letters and, of course, postcards! It was neat to think that one day my collection could end up in a museum or, even better, that some of the postcards I’ve written and sent would end up in a museum. I really enjoyed the display of stamps from around the world, especially some old Nazi propaganda stamps and two of the rarest stamps in the world, the Blue Mauritius, with an estimated value of $4 million. What’s very interesting is that only a small portion of the museum’s collection is actually on display in these exhibits. Go up to the top floor to the Post F@ctum, where you’ll find databases, a library, archives and many more stamps. There is a children’s area in the museum as well.
Adults: 50 SEK
Seniors, students, and postal workers: 40 SEK
Children 0-18: Free
May-August: Tuesday-Sunday 11 am-4 pm.
September-April: Tuesday-Sunday 11 am-4 pm. Wednesday 11 am-7 pm
This is Sweden's only postmuseum and is claimed to be one of the best in the world. History of stamps, postoffices, displaying how postmen worked and how letters were delivered, production of stamps, stories of famous and less known stamp collectors, of famous stamps forgery, all are included in the exhibits in the museum. The first letter carrying van of early 1920s is also displayed in the central hall. Children can also hire the dresses of postmen and practice the way they did their jobs. This museum is situated at gamla stan very close to the metro station.
This museum houses just what you could expect; a history of mail carrying in Sweden including carriages, trains and flights, a good stamp exhibition and much more. I haven't been here since I was a child and I bet there has been a lot of updates on new technologies used these days too.
This is SWEDEN'S onlu Postal Museum, opened in 1906 and is considered one of the finest Postal Museums in the world!
The beautiful 17th Century building in which it is located has been owned by The POSTAL SERVICE since 1720.
Every year exhibitions are mounted on a variety of themes: letters, stamps, art and picture postcards.
There is always something to see at the Postal Museum: concerts, theatre for children, film shows, courses, lectures and much, much more.....