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The Museum of Philatelic History

Our Permanent display has been dismantled and in its place is our Temporary Exhibition 'Highlights of No.41 Devonshire Place'. Further permanent wall displays of medals are situated along the stairs and on some of the landings, and are well worth a look. Rare casts of the Wyon and Machin heads are also on display in the Alma & Ron Lee Meeting Room.

Temporary exhibitions containing material from the Museum, Archive, Library and Philatelic Collections are found in the main foyer, the large library and on the mid-floor before the first floor.

Entrance foyer

Access: The displays are accessible via stairs or stair lift; the Temporary exhibitions on the first floor do not have stair lift accessibility. 

Please note that the main entrance to this listed building has some steps. For further details, contact us before visiting.

Getting here: View local map and contact details

Opening hours:
Monday-Friday: 09:30 - 16:30
Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays: Closed

Temporary exhibitions

If you are planning a visit, please let the Curator know beforehand by emailing



Highlights of No. 41 Devonshire Place exhibition

Highlights of No. 41 Devonshire Place
31 July – 14 December 2018

This, our final temporary exhibition at No. 41 Devonshire Place, looks at the history of the Society over the past 93 years, from the acquisition of the current building through to the acquisition of our new home at 15 Abchurch Lane.

Through objects and archives on display in the basement, we celebrate the memorable events, influential personalities and significant donations made to the Society over the years. The exhibition will be on display until 14th December 2018, before it makes its journey to Stockholm next year, for our major official international celebration commemorating the 150th anniversary of The Royal Philatelic Society London.

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