For a short time only, the subterranean Mail Rail Ride will get a festive makeover. See what else we have on offer...

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

We're a finalist!

Find out what you can do at The Postal Museum, a finalist for 2018's biggest museum prize...

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What's coming up?

    • Event
    • 01 December 2018 - 01 January 2019
    • 10:00

    Mail Rail Christmas Ride

    For a short time only, the subterranean Mail Rail Ride will get a festive makeover.

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    • Event
    • 08 and 15 December 2018

    Festive florals: Wreath workshop | Christmas 2018

    Design your very own festive wreath with the help of florist Yvonne Nicholls during this afternoon workshop fuelled by bubbles and mince pies.

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    • Event
    • 15 December 2018
    • 10:00

    Later Opening | Christmas 2018

    We’re extending our opening hours on Saturday 15 December, so that you can enjoy everything we have on offer for longer this Christmas.

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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.
    Become a patron today
  • 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.
    Give today
More ways to support

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
    • 05 November 2018

    The End of the War

    2018 marks the centenary of the end of WWI. From poppies to poetry, Assistant Curator Georgina picks her favourite commemorative stamp designs.

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    • blog
    • 24 October 2018

    Ghost Trains

    Are there ghosts in Mail Rail? Archivist Helen discovered an article in the 1928 Post Office magazine that talks 'Underground Wizardry'.

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    • blog
    • 23 October 2018

    Stonehenge on stamps

    It's been 100 years since Stonehenge was left to the nation. Assistant Curator Georgina explores some wonderful designs of this world famous monument.

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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.

    Book your visit today

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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