Celebrate Queen Victoria’s Birthday with 1p entry to The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum, 15-20 Phoenix Place, London

Event location:
The Postal Museum, Freeling House, Phoenix Place
When:Event passed!
It was on
Sat 25th May 2019 to
Sat 1st Jun 2019

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Where:The Postal Museum, 15-20 Phoenix Place, London WC1X 0DA
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:drop in 11.00 - 16.00
Admission:first 200 people through the door to enter for just 1p.
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Celebrate Queen Victoria’s Birthday with 1p entry to The Postal Museum, Free Entry for all Victorias and Family Activities this May

The Postal Museum is marking the bicentenary of the birth of Queen Victoria with 1p tickets, free entry for all Victorias and special Victorian-inspired May Half-Term activities.

To celebrate the 200th birthday of Queen Victoria on 24th May, The Postal Museum in London will be treating the first 200 people through the door to entry for just 1p.

This is the same price as the world’s first ever stamp, the Penny Black, when it launched in 1840 (which, of course, featured the face of Queen Victoria).

As well as being able to see this priceless object up close, visitors will also be able take a ride on the world-famous Mail Rail as part of their ticket.

The first 200 visitors to The Postal Museum’s on-site café on the same day can also get a tea or coffee for, you guessed it, 1p.

The Postal Museum is the only place in the world to have full sheets of iconic Penny Black stamps. The Penny Black changed the world when it launched in 1840. For the first time the average person could afford to send a letter to their friends and family, prompting a communications revolution and surging literacy rates that shaped the world we live in today.

In further celebration, those who share the name of the second-longest reigning British monarch are in luck as The Postal Museum is also giving free entry to all Victorias throughout the month of May.No matter the origin of your name (Wiktoria, Biktoria, Viktorie, Vittoria – that’s you!) – then you’ll be eligible for free entry throughout the month of May. All that is required is a valid form of photo ID to prove your link to Her Majesty.

Visitors will also be able to toast Queen Victoria’s 200th Birthday with Victorian-inspired May Half-Term activities, such as Royal Tiara and Queen Victoria Hand Puppet making, meeting famous Victorians in the family friendly exhibitions and interactive artist led sessions, as well as learning the art of Victorian calligraphy.

“As the monarch on the World’s first stamp, the Penny Black, it seemed only fitting to celebrate her Majesty’s impact on Britain’s earliest social network - the post,” said Harry Huskisson, Head of Communications and Marketing at The Postal Museum.

“We hope to encourage some new faces to drop-in, while also treating our loyal visitors to a discount worthy of her Royal Highness!”

Official Link: https://www.postalmuseum.org

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