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

Experience Mail Rail

Delivering the unexpected

Discover the surprising story of the first social network. We are so much more than a museum.

Explore The Postal Museum

What's coming up?

    • Christmas
    • today
    • 10:00

    Festive Events to Book Now

    Our first Museum late, Christmas carols and more. Have yourself a merry little time at The Postal Museum this festive season!

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    • Daytime event
    • 02 December 2017
    • 11:30

    Christmas Storytelling: A Curious Christmas Tale

    Join our storyteller Olivia Armstrong for a magical Christmas story.

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    • Daytime event
    • 26 November 2017
    • 11:30

    Storytelling: The legend of the lioness and other curious tales

    Join our storyteller Olivia Armstrong on a journey through the curious tales of the postal past.

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Our events & exhibitions

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
    • 20 November 2017

    Wedding Anniversary

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip married 70 years ago. Assistant Curator Georgina shares their wedding anniversary stamps.

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    • Behind The Scenes
    • 13 November 2017

    Patrons Evening

    Last week our Patrons spent an evening at an arty venue The New Craftsmen with a British visual artist Rosalind Wyatt.

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    • Archive
    • 08 November 2017

    The Story of a Museum Box

    Imagine being one of the paper boxes in our repository. Our archivist Helen will give you a unique glimpse into its life.

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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

    Relax or refuel with quality coffee and fresh, uncomplicated food.

    Enjoy our chilled new café
  • Schools

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

    Book your visit today

Make your next event extraordinary

Brand new to Farringdon, The Postal Museum and Mail Rail offers truly extraordinary venue spaces available for exclusive hire.

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