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  • Partizánska cesta 9, Banská Bystrica
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If you want to get to know the history of post, postal stamps, engraved aids, domestic stamps, foreign stamps as well as stamp creation, visit the Postal Museum, which is located in the headquarters of the Slovak Post Office.

The Postal Museum manages over 6.4 million collection items, most of which are Slovak and Czechoslovak postage stamps. Probably the most attractive objects of the collection are postal signboards and boards dating from the second half of the 19th century to the present.

Among the exhibits on display, there are also the clothing components of postal officials, postillions, postmen and post office employees. Visitors can also enjoy historical cast-iron and parcel scales, or objects of daily use at post offices and post offices.

For those interested in old documents and materials, the museum administers a group of letters, postcards and postcards from the 16th to 21st centuries. An interesting part of the collection are also stamping machines of various types from the oldest to the most modern.

A special room in the museum is the so-called Children's Post Office, in which the educational process of children of pre-school age and pupils of school facilities takes place. Thus, it is a kind of interactive corner, where two postal compartments are installed - for parcels and for letters.

The Postal Museum also has a library that manages more than 3,700 volumes related to the history of postal services, stamp design, philately, telecommunications and various fields of social and historical sciences.

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