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

This exhibition runs from Thu, 1st Apr 2021 to Sun, 2nd Jan 2022. See all dates

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

1st Apr 2021  
(10:30am - 5pm)  <– Today
2nd Apr 2021  
(10:30am - 5pm)
3rd Apr 2021  
(10:30am - 6:30pm)
4th Apr 2021  
(10:30am - 5pm)
8th Apr 2021  
(10:30am - 5pm)
9th Apr 2021  
(10:30am - 5pm)
10th Apr 2021  
(10:30am - 6:30pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Thu, 1st Apr 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


The Postal Museum,

15-20 Phoenix Place,

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