Postal and Communication Museums (wiki)

This is a wiki that aims to list the all Postal and Communication Museums around the world!

We love all things mail so it’s only natural that we are interested in museums which talk about it. Lets try to list all of them so we know what to visit when we travel! Feel free to edit the list — simply use the image button at the end of this post.

Please group them by country, and then by alphabetic order within each country. For each entry, please try to include in the following format:

NAME WITH LINK
ADDRESS

If you have visited it and would like to share details (or photos!) of how it is, please write it on a reply and not on the wiki.

Austria :austria:

Österreichisches Post- und Telegraphenmuseum
Schulstraße 1
8790 Eisenerz
Austria

Belgium :belgium:

Musée Postes Restantes
rue Jerée 10
4480 Hermalle-sous-Huy
info@hermalle-sous-huy.be—

Brazil :brazil:

Museu Correios
SCS – Setor Comercial Sul, Qd. 4, Bl A, nº 256, ed. Apolo, Asa Sul
70304-915 - Brasília - DF
Brazil

Canada :canada:

Canadian Museum of History (Canadian Stamp Collection)
100 Laurier Street
Gatineau, Quebec
K1A 0M8
Canada

Toronto’s First Post Office
260 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 1N1
Canada

Chile :chile:

Museo Postal y Telegráfico
Plaza de Armas 989
Santiago
Chile

China (People’s Rep.) :cn:

China National Post And Postage Stamp Museum
Jianguomennei Gongyuanxijie 6Hao
Dongchengqu 100005
Beijing
China

Shanghai Postal Museum
Tiantonglu 359Hao
Hongkouqu 200085
Shanghai
China

Republic of China Postal Museum(Nanjing)
Zhongshan Mountain National Park
Youzhenglu 1Hao
Xuanwu qu
Nanjing
China

Czech Republic :czech_republic:

Poštovní muzeum
Nové mlýny 2
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

Finland :finland:

Postal Museum
Museum Centre Vapriikki
Alaverstaanraitti 5
33100 Tampere
Finland

France :fr:

Musée de la Poste
34 Boulevard de Vaugirard
75015 Paris
France

Germany :de:

Museum for Communication Berlin
Leipziger Straße 16
10117 Berlin-Mitte
Germany

Museum for Communication Frankfurt
Schaumainkai 53 (Museumsufer)
60596 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Museum for Communication Nuremberg, Germany
Lessingstr. 6
90443 Nürnberg
Germany

Greece :greece:

Philatelic and Postal Museum
Stadiou Square 5 and Fokianou Str.
11635 Athens
Greece

Tel:+30-2107519042

Hong Kong :hong_kong:

General Post Office (Postal Gallery at B1)
2 Connaught Place, Central
Central and Western
Hong Kong Island
Hong Kong

India :india:

National Philatelic Museum
Dak Bhavan, Sardar Patel Chowk, Sansad Marg
New Delhi 110001
India

Philatelic Museum, Bangalore
Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560001
India

Postal Museum and Philatelic Library
Netaji Subhas Rd, Fairley Place, B.B.D. Bagh
Kolkata, West Bengal 700001
India

Postal Museum, Mysore
Karanji Mansion, Postal Training Centre
Mysuru, Karnataka 570011
India

Philataly Bureau, Chennai
Electric Theatre, Mount Road
Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600002
India

Indonesia :indonesia:

Museum Pos Indonesia
Jalan Cilaki No.73, Citarum
Bandung Wetan, Bandung
Jawa Barat 40115
Indonesia

Museum Perangko Indonesia
Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
Jalan Taman Mini Indonesia Indah
Cipayung, RW.2, Ceger, Kec. Cipayung,
Jakarta Timur
Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13820
Indonesia

Italy :it:

Museo dei Tasso e della Storia Postale
Via Cornello 22
24010 CAMERATA CORNELLO BG
Italy

Museo postale e telegrafico della Mitteleuropa
Piazza Vittorio Veneto 1
34132 TRIESTE TS
Italy

Museo storico della comunicazione
Viale Europa (corner with Via Cristoforo Colombo)
00144 Roma
Italy

Note: free admission, upon reservation.

Japan :jp:

Okinawa Postal Material Center
Naha Central Post Office 3F,
3-3-8 Tsubokawa,Naha,Okinawa
900-8799
Japan
(Postal history in Okinawa/Ryukyu Islands)

Philatelic Museum
1-4-23 Mejiro,Toshima-ku,Tokyo
171-0031
Japan

Postal Museum
Tokyo SKYTREE Town Solamachi 9F, 1-1-2
Oshiage, Sumida-ku
Tokyo
131-8139
Japan

Postcard Museum
1 Chome-7-20 Utashikiyama
Tarumi Ward, Kobe, Hyogo
655-0037
Japan

Liechtenstein :liechtenstein:

Postmuseum Vaduz
Städtle 37
9490 Vaduz
Liechtenstein

Malaysia :malaysia:

Perbadanan Muzium Melaka
Kompleks Warisan Melaka
Jalan Kota, 75000
Melaka
Malaysia

Macau :macau:

Museu das comunicações
Estrada de D.Maria II, no.7,
Macao SAR.

Malta :malta:

Mużew tal-Posta ta’ Malta
( Malta Postal Museum & Arts Hub)
135 Archbishop St
Valletta VLT 1444
Malta

Monaco :monaco:

Museum of Stamps and Coins of Monaco
11 terrasses de Fontvieille
MC 98000 Monaco
Monaco

Netherlands :netherlands:

Beeld en Geluid Den Haag
Zeestraat 82
2518 AD Den Haag

Poland :poland:

Museum of Post and Telecommunications in Wroclaw
ul. Zygmunta Krasińskiego 1
50-954 Wrocław
Poland

Portugal :portugal:

Museu das Comunicações
Fundação Portuguesa das Comunicações
Rua do Instituto Industrial, nº 16
1200-225 Lisboa
Portugal

Russia :ru:

Museum of Correspondence of Anton Chekhov
ul. Chehova, 4A
Chehov
Moskovskaya obl.
Russia
142301

Postcard Museum in Kaliningrad
Ulitsa Bagrationa 4
Kaliningrad
Russia
236039

Singapore :singapore: :

Singapore Philatelic Museum
23-B Coleman Street,
Singapore 179807
(note still closed for renovation until sometime in 2022)
UPDATE: Opening as a Children’s Museum in 2022, but stamps will continue to be shown there)

Slovakia :slovakia:

Poštové múzeum
Partizánska cesta 9
975 99 Banska Bystrica
Slovakia

Spain :es:

Museo Postal y Telegráfico
Calle Tapia de Casariego, 6
28023 Madrid
Spain

Palacio de Comunicaciones (Cybeles Palace)
Plaza Cibeles 1
28014 Madrid
Spain

(Used to be the main post office and telegraph of Madrid, but now it is Madrid’s City Hall).

Real Casa de Correos
Puerta del Sol 7,
28013 Madrid
Spain

(Another historical building built for postal service, but now is the office for the Madrid Community’s President. You will find Kilometer 0 and the Clock Tower that serves to welcome the New Year).

Sweden :sweden:

Postmuseum
Lilla Nygatan 6
Gamla stan
Stockholm

Switzerland :switzerland:

Galleria Baumgartner (The Postal Museum)
Via Stefano Franscini 24
6850 Mendrisio - Stazione

Museum für Kommunikation
Helvetiastrasse 16
3000 Bern

Taiwan :taiwan:

National Postal Museum
No.45, Sec. 2,
Chongqing S. Rd., Zhongzheng Dist.,
Taipei City 100056
Taiwan

Thailand :thailand:

Sam Sen Nai Philatelic Museum
2 Phahonyothin Rd, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai,
Bangkok 10400
Thailand

United Kingdom :uk:

Bath Postal Museum
27 Northgate St
Bath
BA1 1AJ
United Kingdom

The Postal Museum
15-20 Phoenix Place
London
WC1X 0DA
United Kingdom

United States :us:

National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002
United States

B. Free Franklin Post Office & Museum
316 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
USA

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INDIA

Name: Electric Theatre (Philataly Bureau)
Place: Mount Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Timing: 10.00 am -0 5.00 pm (Sunday Holiday)

http://chennaipost.gov.in/phil.aspx

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Thank you everyone who have submitted new entries. I have added to them the wiki above. Feel free to edit the wiki to correct any errors you spot or add more museums that you know of.

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I grew up in Massachusetts and my dad was a radio telegrapher at RCA Global Communications in Chatham. His old workplace has been turned into a museum.

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Landesmuseum Liechtenstein
https://www.local.ch/de/d/vaduz/9490/museum/postmuseum-vaduz-7sy4H_aym1wKz9y7YVmRwQ
Städtle 37
9490 Vaduz

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Slovakia - Poštové múzeum (Slovak) Postal museum
http://www.postovemuzeum.sk/
Partizánska cesta 9
975 99 Banská Bystrica

Timing: 8:00 - 15:30 (Monday - Friday)

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China -Tianjin Post Museum - 天津邮政博物馆
http://www.chinapost.com.cn/html1/album/181350/3836-1.htm
NO.109 ,Jiefang North Road, Heping District, Tianjin, China
中国天津市和平区解放北路109号

Time:9: 00-16:00 (closed on Monday)(周一闭馆)
Tel: 00-86-22-23310386

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A post was merged into an existing topic: India :india:

Two days ago I added the postal mueums of Valletta, Malta and Athens, Greece.