Exhibitions and Congresses play an important role in philately, allowing collectors to display the best items from their collections as well as revealing the results of their latest research. Competition is a valued part of exhibitions and a gold medal from a major international exhibition is the ultimate accolade for a collector’s endeavours.

The Royal has an extensive collection of memorabilia from exhibitions and congresses including medal collections, congress programmes, videos as well as social items such as signed menus from the formal dinners.