The BPMA actively supports lifelong learning for all, including artists, family historians, specialist interest groups, and organisations such as the University of the Third Age (U3A).
Lifelong Learners are welcome to visit the Royal Mail Archive as individuals or in small groups. Archive staff are available to help with enquires before your visit, and on hand in the Archive Search Room to help you access material relevant to your chosen study area.
For all the information you need to know about visiting the Archive, please click here.
Block-booking of our Archive and Museum Store guided tours by Specialist Interest groups is welcomed – please see the Events section for dates, times and details of how to book.
Group Visits outside of these times are by special arrangement only – please contact the BPMA Search Room to discuss your requirements:
020 7239 2570
University of the Third Age
The BPMA recently collaborated with the University of the Third Age on a Shared Learning Project. The aim of the project was to catalogue issues of the Post Office Magazine from the 1930s and 1940s, and also to match up any photographs within them to our online catalogue. This information will be extremely useful to us, particularly as we have many photographs in the collection which we don't necessarily know the story behind.
The group of 10 volunteers worked together to complete the task and presented personal research projects at the end on topics such as Art in the Post Office, Women in the Post Office and the creation of the postcode. Find out more on our blog.