Next week (23 – 29 March) we will be participating in #MuseumWeek on Twitter with over 1400 other museums and heritage sites from around the world. We have been working hard gathering stories, pictures and more to share with you! Here’s a sneak peak at what you can expect:
Monday – #secretsMW
We will be revealing objects that will appear in The Postal Museum and Mail Rail. Tune in to see if you can guess the object! You will also find out what goes on behind the scenes in our museum store, conservation studio and archive through pictures and stories from our staff.
Tuesday – #souvenirsMW
We will be sharing gifts from our shop, and of course pictures of staff with their favourite mug. We would love to see your BPMA souvenirs in use!
Wednesday – #architectureMR
Find out more about the history behind the building that will become The Postal Museum: Calthorpe House. We will also be sharing images and plans for post offices and sorting offices around the UK, including a pub or two. Share pictures of your local post office!
Thursday – #inspirationMW
Do you have a favourite letter? What is the most unusual or surprising thing you have received in the post? We want to hear your stories – they could end up in The Postal Museum!
Friday – #familyMW
We have been busy putting together a new family-friendly exhibition and activities at Islington Museum and will be live tweeting from venue.
Saturday – #favMW
It was no easy task, but our staff have come up with their favourite objects and stories from the collections. From a letter that took nearly 80 years to reach its destination to a prosthetic arm for sorting. Do you have a favourite story or object from a visit with us? We’d love to see it!
Sunday – #poseMW
We are suckers for a good #pillarboxselfie! We will be sharing staff selfies, send us yours using #pillarboxselfie.
Join us on Twitter next week for #museumweek along with museums and heritage sites from around the world!