Museo Postal de Cuba José Luis Guerra Aguiar

CA3
Museum / Cultural center
CA Ranking: 3
Open: 8:30am-5pm Mon-Fri
Admission: CUC 1
Avenida de la Independencia (Ave. Boyeros) esq. a 19 de Mayo, Plaza
  • Opened in 1965, this museum covers Cuba’s postal history from 1648 to the present day. Its three exhibition rooms and ever increasing number of items that form its collection have made this museum one of the most comprehensive in the world. Highlights include the first books in the world published on philately; a rare 1850 English ‘penny black’; the first stamp circulated in Cuba from 1855; the fairly complete remains of the first ‘Postal Rocket’ (filled with letters in its nose cone) launched in Cuba (and the world) in 1939; the First Day Cover stamped in space during the 1980 flight of cosmonauts Arnaldo Tamayo (Cuban) and Yuri Romanenko (Russian); plus examples of every Cuban stamp ever printed displayed in vertical pull-out glass file drawers.. In one of the rooms, devoted to travelling exhibitions, beginners and acclaimed collectors exhibit their stamps. The museum’s well-stocked shop sells a wide variety of Cuban stamps

    Admission details: CUC 1, free under-12s; Photos: CUC 1 each; Amateur videos: CUC 50; Tour in Spanish: CUC 3

    
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