Wish You Were Here: 151 Years of the British Postcard

The Postal Museum, 15 - 20 Phoenix Place, London
Wish You Were Here: 151 Years of the British Postcard image

Thursday 1st of April 2021 to Sunday 2nd of January 2022

Event Times

Thurs, Fri & Sun: 10:30 - 17:00
Sat: 10:30 - 18:30


Adult: £16
Young Person (16-24): £11
Child (3-15): £9


The Postal Museum, 15 - 20 Phoenix Place, London

Nearest Stations

Chancery Lane 0.45 miles



Please note: as you will no doubt be aware COVID-19 is leading to many events being cancelled or postponed. Please check with the organisers of any event listed here to confirm it is going ahead as planned.

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.


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