The British Postal Museum & Archive has a brand new redesigned website. Its structure needed to be overhauled to improve navigation and enhance the visitor experience.

The British Postal Museum has exhibitions and collections covering all aspects of Britain’s postal heritage, from stamps and the Post Office to mail boxes.

It has been developed by Mind Unit, ahead of the opening of a major public venue for its collection, with an exciting look and lots of new interesting content and features.

According to BPMA’s blog, the new website boasts a new, more attractive design, and improved presentation of text and images. Content from the old website has been revised, and there are a number of new webpages to discover.

The BPMA is to move to a new £17m museum building in Swindon in 2014.

The website features a digital catalogue of the collection of postal items, as well as an online shop and video and audio streaming of events and activities.

“The British postal service has a hugely rich history and the BPMA’s collection has a massive potential audience of those interested in British social history and the postal service,” said Ian Budden, principal at Mind Unit.

“The site we are developing will bring this amazing collection to life online and maximise the BPMA’s potential digital audience and community network in the run up to the new museum’s opening and beyond,” he added.

BPMA is maximizing its social media presence on Twitter, Facebook, and Flickr, not to mention the regularly updated blog.

Back in March, BPMA asked for volunteers to help test a draft version of the new website and complete a number of tasks and completing an online survey.

Great news in my post box today!

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