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

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Voices from
the Deep

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

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What's coming up?

    • event
    • April – December 2018
    • 10:00

    Behind the Scenes 2018

    Explore exciting behind the scenes experiences at other established institutions as well as at The Postal Museum.

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    • Daytime event
    • 31 May 2018
    • 10:00

    London History Day 2018

    Celebrate 100 years of ‘Votes for Women’ and delve into 500 years of social and communications history with one-off events at The Postal Museum.

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    • Daytime event
    • 28 May 2018
    • 10:00

    May Half Term 2018

    Join workshops, an exhibition tour and meet postal people from the past! See our programme of kids activities at The Postal Museum for May Half Term 2018.

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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.
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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.
    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?

    • Collection
    • 18 April 2018

    National Tea Day

    Tea glorious Tea! Assistant Curator Georgina talks nation's favourite drink appearing on stamps and even under the sea.

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    • Conservation
    • 18 April 2018

    Conservation of Letters

    Meet our Conservator Barbara and find out what it takes to care for delicate objects from our collection.

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    • Collection
    • 11 April 2018

    Under the Sea

    Whales, crabs, octopus or even submarines. Assistant Curator Georgina shows you her favourite underwater stamp designs.

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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.

    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.

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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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