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

Voices from
the Deep

New exhibition reveals sunken, forgotten letters recently recovered from a shipwreck.

Uncover the stories

What's coming up?

    • Daytime event
    • 03 April 2018
    • 10:00

    Easter Holidays 2018 | Book Now

    Meet pirates, mermaids, and ship captains this Easter holiday at The Postal Museum.

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    • Daytime event
    • 03 April 2018
    • 11:30

    Storytelling | Easter Holidays 2018

    Join our storyteller Olivia Armstrong in this enchanting storytelling session.

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    • Daytime event
    • 05 April 2018
    • 11:00

    Message in a bottle | Easter Holidays 2018

    Write and design your own message in a bottle imagining it's one of the recovered treasures of a shipwreck.

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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?

    • Archive
    • 09 March 2018

    Do You Have Postal Roots?

    Archivist Helen gives some useful tips on how to research your family history and introduces our new Discovery Room.

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    • Collection
    • 01 March 2018

    Stamp Products Explained

    Collect, or not to collect? Here's all you wanted to know about stamp products, explained by our Assistant Curator Georgina.

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    • Archive
    • 23 February 2018

    Human Letters

    109 years ago, two suffragettes posted themselves to 10 Downing Street to deliver a message personally to Prime Minister.

    Read more
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

    Stop by The Counter Café for fresh, seasonal food and expertly made barista coffee.

    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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