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?

    • Adult event
    • 18 Jan - 14 Mar 2020
    • 10:00

    Post Mortem: Crime Scene Investigation Workshop

    Uncover incredible criminal acts and stories revealed by the bones of Londoners in this unique workshop.

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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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    • Family Event
    • 07 December 2019
    • 11:00

    Arts & Crafts: Festive Wrapping Paper Printing

    Discover the joys of wrapping! Design your own gift wrap and tags.

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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.
  • 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
    • 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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    • blog
    • 20 November 2019

    The mysterious Victorian stamp forgery

    Who forged stamps on telegrams at the Telegraph Office in the London Stock Exchange in 1872? Deputy Curator Georgina investigates.

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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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