China National Post and Postage Stamp Museum (中国邮政邮票博物馆)

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6 Gongyuan Xi Jie
The temporary nature of its stamp exhibitions mean that budding philatelist may be left a little wanting at the collection here, but for postal history enthusiasts, it’s jackpot time: from explanations of early forms of distance communication, to scale models of primitive, camel-based kuaidi sorting stations, onto uniforms and offices since China Post’s official founding in 1896, this one’s got it all. Jokes aside, it’s actually rather interesting, and a decent reminder of how we take communication for granted in our age of instant messaging and lightning parcel delivery.

Don’t miss Beijing’s most incongruous museum display, on the fourth floor: a peep hole onto a massive scale model of penguins atop an iceberg. Why? We’re still unsure.
Estimated time One hour.
English provisions English titles only.
Venue name: China National Post and Postage Stamp Museum (中国邮政邮票博物馆)
Contact:
Opening hours: 9am-4pm Tue-Sun
Admission: FREE
English address: Building D, 6 Gongyuan Xi Jie, Dongcheng district
Chinese address: 东城区贡院西街6号D座
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