The Brienne Chest Virtual Exhibition

In 2015, the Signed, Sealed & Undelivered team started researching a 17th century chest with undelivered letters.

These letters were kept by Simon de Brienne, a postmaster from The Hague. Why were these letters never delivered? Who sent them and what was written in them? Discover all the secrets and interesting facts about these letters.

View the virtual English exhibition.

Signed, Sealed & Undelivered

A large part of the letters from the Brienne chest were never opened. As part of an international research effort named Signed, Sealed & Undelivered , a London dentist took X-rays of the unopened letters. This has provided us with a glimpse into the daily life and emotions of people in the 17th century, without breaking the seal.  

View the most remarkable letters.