Exhibition: Wish You Were Here: 151 Years of the British Postcard

This exhibition runs from Sun, 2nd May 2021 to Sun, 2nd Jan 2022. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Sun,
2nd May 2021  
(10:30am - 5pm)  <– Today
Thu,
6th May 2021  
(10:30am - 5pm)
Fri,
7th May 2021  
(10:30am - 5pm)
Sat,
8th May 2021  
(10:30am - 6:30pm)
Sun,
9th May 2021  
(10:30am - 5pm)
Thu,
13th May 2021  
(10:30am - 5pm)
Fri,
14th May 2021  
(10:30am - 5pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Sun, 2nd May 2021

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge


Wish You Were Here celebrates and explores the iconic role the postcard has played in connecting people for more than a century and a half.

The British postcard’s history began in 1870 and 2020 marked its 150th anniversary. An innovation of its time, the postcard meant new and faster correspondence through the post. They were used to send secret messages of love, to boost morale for soldiers at war and to boast from holidays near and afar.

Visitors can explore the postcard through history and reflect on its future with themes including romance, First World War correspondence, the Great British seaside, contemporary art and the postcard in a digital age.

This temporary exhibition is included with entry to The Postal Museum. A ticket to the Museum also includes permanent exhibitions and a ride on Mail Rail. If you are an annual ticket holder or member, you can book a visit to the Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions for free for one year from the date of your first visit.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

Reserve tickets at this website


Location

The Postal Museum,

15-20 Phoenix Place, London,
WC1X 0DA

Map of The Postal Museum

 

Exhibitions opening soon at The Postal Museum

This exhibition celebrates and explores the iconic role the postcard has played in connecting people for more than a century and a half.
Open from Sun 2nd May to Sun 2nd January 2022
Wish You Were Here: 151 Years of the British Postcard
2021-04-14
2021-04-14