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Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History

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Impressive Collection

They have an impressive collection and are very knowledgeable about the history of stamps. They had... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2018
Marshall H
JFK, Zeppelins, Local History and More!

We were delighted to find so much to learn about at the Spellman Museum in Weston. If you are... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
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May 14, 2018
“Impressive Collection”
Nov 5, 2017
“JFK, Zeppelins, Local History and More!”
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The Spellman Museum of Stamps & Postal History has been called “a hidden gem” and selected as "One Of The 1000 Best Places To Visit in Massachusetts" by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. The Spellman Museum is among the top museums in...more
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241 Wellesley St, Weston, MA 02493-2621
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

They have an impressive collection and are very knowledgeable about the history of stamps. They had a piece of mail that was on the Hindenburg! I liked the owl stamps, too!

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We were delighted to find so much to learn about at the Spellman Museum in Weston. If you are tired or bored with the usual art museum or house tour and are open to trying a different museum you’ll find this one very rewarding. Trust...More

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DavidSBall47, Manager at Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

We in turn are delighted you came to visit and took the time to share your experience with others. The Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History is indeed a special place well worth the visit. In preparation for the Holidays our gift shop is...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

The Spellman Museum offers a lot for all ages. I've enjoyed craft sessions, educational lectures, and exhibits. Love the collection of old silver stamp boxes and games. The exhibits of stamps are beautiful and interesting. Love learning history through stamps!

Thank Anne B
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I am giving this place 5 stars because all the people working there (volunteers) were extremely friendly and really nice to kids. I mean really nice. They wanted the kids to have a good experience and they bent over backwards to make sure they had...More

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Lelia E, Director of Development at Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

This is the Executive Director, David S. Ball responding: Hi panama2000, Thanks for visiting us. We LOVE having visitors. Help us spread the word. Our Curator maintains 2.5 million items that are available for research. Our Director of Education, a retired principal, is always looking...More

Reviewed 26 January 2017

It has been decades since I visited this museum of philately. Tomorrow I shall return. Stamp collecting can be a world wide experience... but with the age of the e-mail and computer, I ask is the hobby doomed? I don't know s I find after...More

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DavidSBall47, Manager at Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

Did you visit us? When Franklin Roosevelt collected stamps, as a young boy, as Governor of New York, and later at President (elected 4 times) stamp collecting was known as the hobby of kings. During the Great Depression and for long after folks had little...More

Reviewed 29 April 2015

The Spellman Museum is a unique exhibition. It has limited hours of operation, but is definitely worth seeing. The exhibit contains examples of the first lickable stamps from Britain called the penny black. There are also collections of stamps used in Zeppelin air mail delivery,...More

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Reviewed 6 March 2015

Philatelists (the fancy name for stamp and postal history collectors) are familiar with the Spellman Museum and frequent it often to purchase items for their collections in the Museum store, or to use the Museum's extensive reference library. In addition to the obvious, there's a...More

1  Thank RosebudNH
Reviewed 21 February 2015

If you're a stamp collector it's wonderful to visit the oldest philatelic museum in the Americas, but there is a lot of interest for the non-collector as well. From Zeppelin mail to the Boston Post Road, from children's games of post office to a dress...More

1  Thank Nancy C
Reviewed 15 January 2015

We were in the area with little to do so we stopped in. I was surprised to learn that this museum is part of Regis College & named after Cardinal Spellman. Thankful that is was not just part of someone's basement we enjoyed the historic...More

Thank Curtis H
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Absolutely loved the Spellman museum. It shows you the highlights of world history through postal service, envelopes and stamps (a lot of them), it does it tastefully and patiently. Plan for a two hour visit. Great for pre-teens who can go on the "stamp hunt"...More

Thank Mikhail K
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