Postal Museum


A quirky, old fashioned two-room museum home to dusty cases of highly detailed models of post offices and tiny dioramas of postal services throughout the ages, old postal uniforms, and aerogram envelopes and Egyptian stamps. Tickets are bought from the 'Commemorative Stamp Office' just inside the Central Post Office entrance. From the entrance, turn right onto the street and the museum is the next door on your right.

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