Isle of Wight Postal Museum

Protecting Our Postal Heritage


© Arthur Reeder/Isle of Wight Postal Museum 2000 - 2016

Arthur Reeder

  Welcome to our world!

The museum is a private collection of over two hundred post boxes and several thousand items of postal equipment, papers and associated material.

The boxes are mainly ex-Royal Mail which have been refurbished to an ‘as new’ condition - at least in a cosmetic sense. There are also a few boxes from other countries and a number of private posting boxes.

The links to the right will take you to the main areas of the site.  Within those pages you may find further links to additional information, more photographs of postboxes and other postal equipment.

We hope you enjoy looking through our collection and if you have any questions, please check out our FAQs first.   Any other queries may be submitted by email and we will try our best to answer them as soon as possible but do not expect a reply ‘by return - it may take a few days.

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Please note that the Museum is a private collection and is not open to the public except by prior arrangement - we have ‘day jobs’ and are not always available to allow access to the collection. To avoid disappointment, please make sure that firm dates and times have been agreed before travelling to visit us.

A guide to the site contents

Please use the links above to navigate

About the collection

How it all started and how on earth did it grow to these proportions!

Postbox Parade

A wander around the grounds

Post Office Wheels

Post Office and Royal Mail bicycles,

 trolleys and other rolling stock

Other Business

Foreign boxes, postal equipment, signs,

sorting frames, administrative paperwork, promotional material, toys.

Extra, extra, read all about it!

A selection of “Boxes with Stories” anecdotes.

Legal and Contacts

 Media and Public Relations Enquiries

Links & FAQs