The Postal Museum holds nationally important archive and museum collections, caring for the visual, physical and written records of five centuries of postal heritage. The new home provides public access to a major part of our national history through the stories of the first social network.
An existing inter-war building on the Mount Pleasant Royal Mail site, Calthorpe House has been repaired and extended to provide exemplary accommodation for the conservation, archiving and research of the collection.
Entered through an enclosed courtyard to the north, front of house we have created a welcoming and accessible building that is sensitive to the practical aspects of archive design, security, and environmental control and visitor routes. The courtyard provides off the street gathering spaces and, along with an internal flexible café, shop and welcome area can be opened up for special events.