For more than 75 years, it was a vital artery in Britain’s communication network, hidden from view. Experience it for yourself.

Experience Mail Rail

Delivering the unexpected

Discover the surprising story of the first social network. We are so much more than a museum.

Explore The Postal Museum

What's coming up?

    • Daytime event
    • Varies
    • 10:00

    February Half Term 2018 | Book Now

    Join curious cats and other furry friends for a fun filled programme of kids activities.

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    • Exhibition
    • now on display
    • 10:00

    Writing Home – Letters as a lifeline

    Uncover inspiring stories showing the power of the post to connect loved ones living apart.

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    • Daytime event
    • 12 February 2018
    • 11:30

    Storytelling | February Half term 2018

    Join our storyteller Olivia Armstrong on a journey through the curious tales of the postal past.

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Our events & exhibitions

Discover our stories

Our incredible collection spans five centuries of history, covering everything from groundbreaking design and quirky technology to the intimacy of personal letters.

What's making us curious?

    • Collection
    • 03 January 2018

    New Year’s Resolutions

    Making New Year's resolutions this year? Assistant Curator Georgina explores some of the most popular ones on stamps. 

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    • Collection
    • 20 December 2017

    An illustrator’s Christmas

    This festive season Assistant Curator Georgina shows us some iconic Christmas stamp designs made by illustrator Axel Scheffler.

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    • Archive
    • 06 December 2017

    Fifty Years of Innocence

    It's been 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality. Archivist Helen looks at the Post Office's records.

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Catch up on our blogs

What else do we offer?

  • Sorted! Postal Play Space

    Trolleys, pulleys, slides and chutes! Let your little ones run off steam and explore our miniature town.

    More about our play zone
  • Café

    Relax or refuel with quality coffee and fresh, uncomplicated food.

    Enjoy our chilled new café
  • Schools

    Inspiring, interactive workshops, storytelling and science shows to stimulate your pupils' curiosity.

    Book your visit today

Make your next event extraordinary

Brand new to Farringdon, The Postal Museum and Mail Rail offers truly extraordinary venue spaces available for exclusive hire.

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