Postal Gallery

The Postal Gallery, located at the ground floor of the General Post Office, is dedicated to the preservation, study and presentation of postal history and philately.

A variety of exhibits are displayed at the Gallery, such as commemorative stamps, special stamps, running proofs of stamps and historical postal items.

While strolling through different corners of the Gallery, visitors will discover how the postal system evolved over time, and the role it played in establishing social bonds with the rest of the world. They will be able to observe the many changes the system underwent in response to economic, socio-cultural, political, geographical and technological factors.

The Gallery is divided into two different zones - the Precious Collections and the History Corner.

Precious Collection

"Precious Collections"

Apart from precious stamps, here you can find some invaluable stamp printing information such as running sheets.

History Corner

Some of the old postal equipment are displayed.

"History Corner"

“A Journey through Hong Kong's Postal History - A Glimpse of Hong Kong's Postal History through the Old GPO Building (1911-1976)” roving exhibition is now held at the “History Corner” of the Postal Gallery on the G/F of the General Post Office.

A collection of postal equipment and historical photographs are displayed here with explanatory texts to reconstruct the image of the old GPO building.


Welcome to the Postal Gallery! Discover its varied selection of philatelic exhibits, and find out more about the long and interesting history of postal communication in Hong Kong.

Opening Hours:

Mondays - Saturdays: 8 a.m - 6 p.m
Sundays & Public Holidays: 12 n.n - 5 p.m


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