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Stamp of approval! Postal Museum is shortlisted for award

04 May, 2018 — By Tom Foot

STAFF at the Postal Museum, above, celebrated being shortlisted among the country’s top institutions for a prestigious Museum of the Year award.

The Postal Museum, which includes the underground heritage attraction “Mail Rail”, launched in full in September 2017. The train ride takes passengers on a tour of the capital’s 100-year-old subterranean postal rail network.

The museum contains archive postal uniforms, pillar boxes, vehicles and a collection of stamps.

Simon Opie, the museum’s interim CEO, said: “Just being shortlisted for this incredible award is a fantastic honour, and recognition of the work the team has done in putting our brand new museum on the map.”

The winner of the £100,000 Art Fund prize will be announced at a ceremony at the V&A Museum in July.

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