Just been to Dublin for the first time. Walking along O'Connell Street I passed the Dublin Post Office and noticed it had a Museum attached.
Time was limited but this is well worth a visit.
On show, amongst various other bits and pieces were two transfer roller dies and a printing plate. Also a complete electronic display of all the stamps of Ireland, including the overprints. Great thing about this was that you could zoom in on individual illustrations and see some incredible detail. Following on was a reconstruction of the inside of a TPO sorting section.
Round the corner brings you to an audio visual of the history of the PO. Turning again was an old telephone exchange and you were invited to pick up the handset and plug in the leads. Doing so allowed you to listen to recordings of past PO workers describing their time in the PO.
Whilst there the most enthusiastic curator also paid a visit and I had a brief, but most enjoyable chat with him. He had a big hand in setting up the museum and rightly I could sense he had great pride in what had had been achieved.
I didn't get much time to take it all in and try it all out but whether stamp collector or not there was something for everyone. I'll be back.
Entry was a modest 2 Euros.
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