Penguin Post Office

Penguin Post Office, Port Lockroy: Address, Penguin Post Office Reviews: 4.5/5

Penguin Post Office
4.5
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richlee1975
Woodford, VA360 contributions
If your down there shouldn't be missed
Feb 2020 • Couples
Wonderful helpful staff. Nice gift shop , place to mail post cards and the station is a wonderful place to look around.
Written 2 March 2020
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WallyHolland
Voorburg, The Netherlands390 contributions
Typical British
Feb 2020 • Couples
How British is it to have the Royal Mail on the Antartic peninsula. Probably the ‘next day delivery’ promise will not always be kept :)
Written 16 February 2020
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peakdistricttravel
Whaley Bridge, UK950 contributions
Best holiday ever in Antarctica
Jan 2020 • Couples
We moored near the furthest south post office in the world.

Only the Brits could come up with this.

Run by volunteers - incredible.

Posted cards for friends not sure when they will arrive.
Written 8 February 2020
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Sarah Ormeo
27 contributions
Yes, Yes, YES!!!
Dec 2018
This is a fantastic place, if you boat stops here, to mail post cards! Don't be duped and buy stamps in Argentina, you will need new stamps. The post office card for the cards so well and everyone who got a postcard (4 months after I was back) loved it! Don't forget to mail yourself a post card. Definitely bring your own post cards and write on them before you arrive to save time!
Written 9 October 2019
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newzbug
Toronto, Canada8 contributions
Postcards from Antarctica
Jan 2019
This was part of my January 2019 Antarctica trip. The post office is a very small British postal outlet in a small gift shop in one half of an original research station that was renovated. The other half of the station is a museum of actual living quarters and research equipment when it was operational. All purchases aid the research work being conducted in the area. It is worth the visit to the research station and also get see all the penguins busying about up close that live around it.
Suggestion - if you are part of a Antarctica tour group and lucky enough to receive postcards from your tour director(s) and want them posted, drop the postcards off at the ship reception as they will drop them off at this postal outlet so you don't wait in line for postage, thus giving you time to enjoy your shore visit. i did that and received them within 3 months. Our tour group was fortunate to receive two postcards each as small inclusive gifts from our tour directors for posting if desired.
Written 17 August 2019
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Traveling69Family
Upstate New York USA30 contributions
Port Lockroy in Antarctica
Dec 2018 • Couples
As part of our Antarctica trip we visited Port Lockroy Base which houses the Penguin Post Office and a penguin rookery. There is also a museum and gift shop (all proceeds go to the rookery). The museum gives an excellent idea of what life was like way back when and well worth taking the time to visit for more than a cursory viewing. At the penguin rookery you can watch as they walk their “penguin highways” going back and forth from the sea to the nesting area. Most penguins were sitting on eggs and many had hatched. It was neat to watch how the penguins continue to build their nests out of pebbles and take turns, male and female, sitting on the eggs or on top of the chicks to keep them warm. If you are "in the neighborhood" the Penguin Post Office is a must see. Don't forget to buy your post card and mail it to family and friends
Written 28 July 2019
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Axell33
Baldivis, Australia808 contributions
Such a unique place
Feb 2019 • Couples
Like nearly everyone that visits the post office, we arriv3d by zodiac. From the moment you step ashore you start seeing the history of this unique place and the special residents. Your can get up close and personal with the little guys that live here. Then you venture into the post office itself which has a well stocked gift shop. Also a place to send some mail home and get the Antarctic post mark on your mail. The staff are wonderful and the surrounding are like a step back in time. Don’t sit on the ship for this one, come ashore.
Written 6 July 2019
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA2,228 contributions
Finally Got Our Postcard
Jan 2019 • Friends
We had fun filling out and mailing postcards to families and friends. We sent one to ourselves, which arrived about 8 weeks after we posted it. It was fun getting it and reliving our Antarctica adventure.
Written 12 June 2019
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TJ0325
Bethesda, MD110 contributions
So cool...literally
Jan 2019 • Couples
What a hoot to send a card home with an Antarctica postmark! And you surely can’t find penguins monitoring the entrance to any other post office!
Written 30 May 2019
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ReviewBarracuda
Drymen, UK296 contributions
What's Not to Like?
Jun 2018 • Couples
What's Not to Like? It's a British Post Office surrounded by Penguin's at the end of the world.

In truth there isn't a great deal to it all, however, it is nice for its 'fun' value and it is nice to post a postcard home with an Antarctica post mark on it.
Written 27 May 2019
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