The only museum of its kind in Sweden!
Postmuseum is considered one of the finest postal museums in the
world with unique postal history and philatelic collections.
Centrally located in Gamla stan (the Old Town in Stockholm) near
the underground station, the museum is housed in the oldest building
in the Swedish postal organisation, dating back to the 17th century.
Postmuseum occupies an entire block. It was purchased by the Post
Office in 1720, and until 1869 housed Stockholm's only post office.
The museum was opened in 1906. At that time it was limited to a
few rooms, but today it occupies the entire building. Its most extensive
renovation took place in 1999.
There is also a main exhibition of stamps called Remarkable!
This exhibition contains everything from unique rarities to an interactive
room about modern stamp production.
Post F@ktum, a knowledge centre with multimedia
and Internet functions, takes up the entire 2nd floor of the Museum.
Post F@ktum provides opportunities for visitors of all ages to learn
about postal history and stamps with the aid of the library, computers
and stamp collections from Sweden and the other Nordic countries.
Children have their own exhibition as well as a miniature post office,
where they can stamp letters, drive a postal van or sort and deliver
mail. The Little Post Office is open
to visitors during weekends and school holidays.
Every year exhibitions on a variety of themes featuring letters,
stamps, art and picture postcards, are presented. Something new
is always happening at Postmuseum: Concerts, children's theatre,
film showings and much, much more.
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The Post Office at Lilla Nygatan, now the Postmuseum, after
a lithograph from the
by Ferdinand Tollin (1807-1860).