The Treasure Chamber – focusing on Swedish stamps

Follow the development of Swedish stamps from 1855 until 1936.

 

Enjoy rarities such as beautiful letters with our first Shilling Banco stamps and a unique stamp
sheet with 4 Shilling Banco. The collections also include the only letter with 6 skilling banco stamps. This letter was mailed from Stockholm to London in 1858 and arrived after five days. The postage was the equivalent of the wages paid for one day’s hard industrial labour.

 

The museums greatest treasure consists of the “Post Office” stamps from Mauritius from 1847, the world’s first colonial stamps. Look at our two stamps from the Mauritius Post Office and learn from their extraordinary story.

Opening hours

TuesdaysSundays 11 am4 pm

Quote

Stamp Collecting:

The King of Hobbies and the Hobby of Kings.

Charles J Philips (1936)

Our exhibitions

Transit

About Swedens role as a transit country between east and west during the first world war.
Opening November 24 th 2017.

Hello!

A playful exhibition on communication. Type the typewriter or practise handwriting with chalk on black boards.

Uniform(t)

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An exhibition on postal uniforms.
About fashion, power and identity.
Open until August 2018.

The Little Post Office

Come and play Post Office and be creative in our workshop.

Your Post

Learn about how Sweden and the Swedish Post Office has changed since the 17 th century.

The Treasure Chamber

Enjoy rarities such as beautiful letters with our first Shilling Banco stamps and a unique stamp sheet with 4 Shilling Banco.