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

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

We're a finalist!

Find out what you can do at The Postal Museum, a finalist for 2018's biggest museum prize...

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What's coming up?

    • Daytime event
    • Once a month
    • 11:00

    Camden Walking Tours

    Join an accredited Camden Guide for walking tours through 350 years of London Postal History.

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    • Evening Events
    • 19 October 2018
    • 18:30

    Yours Faithfully, Edna Welthorpe (Mrs) – Joe Orton’s Prank Letters

    Special evening as part of the 2018 Bloomsbury Festival, celebrating the hilarious letters of Mrs. Edna Welthorpe – pseudonym of 60s playwright Joe Orton.

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    • Archive
    • 11 September - 6 November
    • 10:00

    Discovery Room Mini-Exhibitions

    Visit the Discovery Room mini-exhibitions on Post Office Cats, RMS Leinster and the famous prank letters of playwright Joe Orton as Mrs Edna Welthorpe.

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Our events & exhibitions

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.
    Become a patron today
  • Sponsor a Sleeper

    Sponsor a Sleeper today and receive an exclusive opportunity to Walk the Rails in the tunnels of Mail Rail.
    Reserve a sleeper
  • 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
    • 18 September 2018

    The Post Office Cats 150

    150 years ago cats were first officially appointed by the Post Office. Senior Archivist Gavin reveals some early correspondence.

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    • blog
    • 12 September 2018

    First or second class?

    50 years ago stamp classes were introduced by the Postal Office. Volunteer Cyril has first-class details of this new system.

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    • blog
    • 05 September 2018

    Cats on Stamps

    How have felines infiltrated our postage stamps? Assistant Curator Georgina tells us more...

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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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  • 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.

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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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