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
    • 28 June 2019
    • 15:00

    Talk: The Survival of Memory

    To mark the end of Voices from the Deep, join us for an in-depth talk on the conservation of the letters, and a behind-the-scenes visit to the Conservation Studio.

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    • Exhibition
    • now on display
    • 10:00

    Mini-Exhibition: Treaty of Versailles and Blanche Horton’s diary

    See a certified copy of the Treaty of Versailles, and the diary of Blanche Horton, a General Post Office employee who travelled to Paris as part of the Peace Congress delegation.

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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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    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
    • 19 June 2019

    Blanche Horton’s Diary: Part 2

    Read Blanche's unique diary as she witnesses the signing of the Treaty of Versailles 100 years ago.

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    • 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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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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