The museum flaunts artifacts and unique stamps that narrate the history of Bhutan and the journey of post in Bhutan.
Bhutan Postal Museum is located at the ground floor of Bhutan Post office. The museum flaunts artifacts and unique stamps that narrate the history of Bhutan and the journey of post in Bhutan. It emphasizes on Bhutan’s rich culture and traditions through images and the prints on the stamps. It also highlights Bhutan’s efforts to conserve the unique environment.
The visitors can learn about the evolution of post in Bhutan and how the people communicated with each other. They can also learn about the postal technology and see some renowned mail runners of the pre-postal era. The information about how the monarchs of Bhutan kept in touch with their subjects through royal decrees can also be seen at the museum. The museum helps visitors comprehend Bhutan’s journey through time.
What is so special?
The Bhutan Postal Museum is truly a philatelist’s “dream come true” place. The Museum not only helps visitors understand but also a wide variety of postal stamps are made accessible to the visitors. The visitors can choose from a plethora of stamps of different shapes, sizes, and characteristics.
Some of the most unusual stamps include; 3D stamps on various themes like mask dances, butterflies of Bhutan, birds of Bhutan etc. CD Stamps that can be played using a CD player which plays Bhutanese songs and record stamps which plays various sounds when put into a gramophone are also available. Bhutanese musical instrument stamps where a person can scan the QR code on their mobile device and listen to Bhutan’s national anthem and various other Bhutanese songs are some brands the Bhutan post issues.
How to get the best out of this visit?
In addition to the theme-based stamps, the Bhutan Postal Museum in an effort to make the visitors get the best out of their voyage also has a small stamp shop which allows visitors to print their own Photos onto the stamps as souvenirs.
The Bhutan Postal museum was established in 2015 as a part of the celebrations of His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck’s 60th birth anniversary.
Open on: Monday – Saturday
Saturdays: 9 AM- 1 PM