Over 70 years ago, the SS Gairsoppa was sunk in the Atlantic Ocean, and with it disappeared over 700 personal letters. Those letters never reached their intended recipients but now, nearly three quarters of a century later, they have been recovered and can be read for the first time.
Voices from the Deep, an exhibition at The Postal Museum, is a fascinating insight into these sunken, forgotten letters which have finally found a voice.
The Postal Museum is located at 15-20 Phoenix Place, WC1X 0DA and the Voices from the Deep exhibition runs until 19 January 2019. Entry is included in both £17.05 general admission tickets and £11 exhibition-only tickets (but general admission also includes a ride on the Mail Rail, which is an amazing experience).