Take a ride on Mail Rail and discover the inspiring stories of Britain's postal heritage. Advance booking recommended.

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Now open: Wish You Were Here

Celebrate 151 Years of the British Postcard with our new exhibition.

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What's coming up?

    • Event
    • Various dates
    • 15:00

    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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    • Exhibition
    • Ends Jan 2022
    • 10:30

    Wish You Were Here: 151 Years of the British Postcard

    Wish You Were Here celebrates and explores the iconic role the postcard has played in connecting people for more than a century and a half.

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    • Event
    • 24 August 2021
    • 10:00

    Post Early: Relaxed Events at The Postal Museum

    Post Early is a relaxed event for autistic and neurodiverse people, including families and adults, who would like to visit the museum when it is less crowded and noisy.

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Support us

As a registered charity, without subsidy, closing our doors has been hard. This is why we need your support to help us care for our collections for generations to come.
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    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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What's making us curious?

    • blog
    • 30 July 2021

    Embroidered postcards

    On World Embroidery Day, we unpick some of our favourite embroidered postcards and an exclusive crafty kit to get you started.

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    • blog
    • 22 July 2021

    Top 10 tips for a first-class family visit

    Whether you’ve visited us before or are curious and want to find out more, here’s our top tips to help you make the most of your family visit.

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    • blog
    • 15 July 2021

    Seaside Postcards

    Capturing the sights and sounds of the British seaside through postcard design and correspondence.

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Make your next event extraordinary

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

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