HL Deb 19 July 2001 vol 626 cc142-3WA
Lord Mason of Barnsley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the future of the National Postal Museum; where the artefacts of the museum are stored; and whether they are accessible to the general public. [HL262]

Lord Sainsbury of Turville

This is a matter for Consignia plc, the successor company to the Post Office, who advise that they are in the process of identifying suitable premises for the National Postal Museum, with a view to the eventual opening of a new public gallery. Consignia's philatelic collection is currently available for viewing by the public at Freeling House in London by appointment only. Consignia's archives of the Post Office from the 17th to the 20th century are available for public viewing at Freeling House on weekdays without the need for an appointment. The remaining artefacts are currently stored at Freeling House.