For more than 75 years, Mail Rail was a vital artery in Britain's communication network, hidden from view...

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Post Office at War

Visit this June for a month of activities marking the essential role the Post Office played in the First and Second World Wars.

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What's coming up?

    • Event
    • Selected dates in 2019
    • 18:00

    Tunnel Walks 2019

    We're opening up the 100-year-old Mail Rail tunnels for an exclusive underground walking tour that will allow you to discover one of London’s best-kept secrets.

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    • Talks
    • Selected dates in June
    • 13:30

    Spotlight Talk: Communication at the front line

    Join our expert hosts to discover how essential post was in keeping everyone in touch, from loved ones at home to soldiers on the front line, in this 10 minute spotlight talk.

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    • Event
    • 15 & 16 Jun 2019
    • 11:00

    Clay Medal Making Workshop

    Join us and Royal College of Arts artist Susie Foster to make your own clay medal to give to someone special or brave.

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Support us

We are a registered charity, without subsidy, and make only one third of our income from ticket sales. This is why we need your support to help us care for our collections for generations to come.
  • Patronage and Individual Support

    Patrons and donors play a critical role and are at the very heart of our museum.
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  • Sponsor a Sleeper

    Sponsor a Sleeper today and receive an exclusive opportunity to Walk the Rails in the tunnels of Mail Rail.
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  • Donate

    Help us bring the extraordinary story of the postal service to life.
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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?

    • blog
    • 13 June 2019

    The Post Office during WWII part 2

    Explore how Local Defence Volunteers prepared for possible invasion and how ordinary postal workers undertook their jobs in extraordinary circumstances.

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    • blog
    • 06 June 2019

    Top Tips for a Great Children’s Birthday Party

    Want to plan a headache-free kids' birthday party that's enjoyed by everyone? We've got you covered!

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    • blog
    • 04 June 2019

    The Post Office during WWII

    Curator Joanna explores the Post Office's role in maintaining postal and telephone communications during the Second World War.

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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.

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  • Children's birthday parties

    Celebrate in Sorted!, ride Mail Rail, and let us take care of party bags and catering for a stress-free day.

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  • Schools

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

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Make your next event extraordinary

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

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