Read a letter from Laura Wright, CEO of the The Postal Museum, on the latest about our closure and how you can continue to access 500 years of postal history.

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Make a connection

Whilst we’re closed, we’re sharing stories of extraordinary communication from our collections. We’re also gathering the inspiring ways you’re connecting with each other and providing entertainment inspired by the postal service.

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When we reopen

    • Daytime event
    • Selected dates in 2020
    • 15:00

    BSL Tours of The Postal Museum

    Join us for BSL tours of The Postal Museum and Mail Rail exhibitions, and ride on Mail Rail.

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    • Event
    • Every month
    • 18:00

    Tunnel Walks

    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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    • event
    • 14 Jun - 27 Sep 2020
    • 13:30

    Store Tours

    Join our curators for a behind the scenes tour of our Museum Object Store and explore pillar-boxes, postal vehicles and even more.

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Ways you can help

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.
  • Donate

    Help us bring the extraordinary story of the postal service to life by making a one off or regular donation.
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  • Membership

    Members contribute to the whole life of The Postal Museum and at the same time receive a range of benefits.
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  • Supporters

    We would like to thank those who are generously supporting The Postal Museum and Mail Rail.
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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
    • 02 July 2020

    A Letter to a Map

    This Friday's guest is Archivist Helen, writing a letter to a map poster of Post Office Station.

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    • blog
    • 25 June 2020

    The Pneumatic Despatch Railway - The Surviving Record

    Are there any survivors of the grand Victorian Pneumatic Railway? Senior Curator Julian investigates.

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    • blog
    • 19 June 2020

    Sam King, a postal worker of the Windrush generation

    To mark Windrush Day on 22 June, Archivist Meg details Sam King’s career at the General Post Office, the racism he faced and some of his many achievements, through Archive records.

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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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