For more than 75 years, Mail Rail was a vital artery in Britain's communication network, hidden from view...

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Christmas 2019

Enjoy a season of Victorian-inspired activities and workshops at The Postal Museum this Christmas.

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What's coming up?

    • event
    • today
    • 08:00

    Post Early: Relaxed mornings at The Postal Museum

    Post Early is a relaxed morning 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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    • Family Event
    • today
    • 12:00

    Arts & Crafts: Festive Thank You’s

    Create a postbox-shaped gift bag with a thank you message, inspired by Victorian Christmas boxes given to postmen for their good service. Led by illustrator and author, Salvatore Rubbino.

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    • Evening Events
    • 13 February 2020
    • 19:30

    Talk: Diaries of a Private Investigator

    Charlotte Thornber, Director and Founder of Taylor Investigations, explains what it is to be a private investigator and how technologies and techniques used currently compare to historic investigations.

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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.
  • 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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    Help us bring the extraordinary story of the postal service to life by making a one off or regular donation.
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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
    • 11 December 2019

    Victorian Christmas Parcels

    Ever wondered what parcels Victorians were sending at Christmas? What items were forbidden? Read on...

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    • blog
    • 04 December 2019

    The Post Office and Christmas in the Victorian era

    Reveal intriguing insights into the Victorian postal service with Archivist Louise.

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    • blog
    • 27 November 2019

    The Iconic Ashes in 3D

    Go behind the scene at our Digitisation Studio and discover how we made a 3D model of the iconic Ashes Urn.

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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.

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  • 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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