Whilst we’re closed, we’re sharing stories of extraordinary communication from our collections and gathering the inspiring ways you’re connecting with each other.

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We're collecting...

Take part in our project to document the COVID-19 crisis, by submitting items you’ve received via post during the pandemic.

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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
    • 10 July 2020

    Victorians’ Secret Ways of Keeping in Touch

    Curator Joanna explores how Victorians communicated their secret messages.

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    • blog
    • 08 July 2020

    Freddie Mercury's Stamp Album

    Senior Archivist Gavin explores Freddie Mercury's childhood passion - stamp collecting.

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    • blog
    • 02 July 2020

    Health, Pandemics and the Victorian Post Office

    Guest blogger Professor David Green describes the impact of the deadly Russian flu on postal workers.

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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.

    Book your party
  • Schools

    Inspiring, interactive workshops, storytelling and science shows to stimulate your pupils' curiosity.

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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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