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

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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?

    • Daytime event
    • Once a month
    • 11:00

    Camden Walking Tours

    Join an accredited Camden Guide for walking tours through 350 years of London Postal History.

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    • Event
    • 20 - 28 October 2018
    • 10:00

    October Half Term 2018

    Curious calligraphy, marvellous paper-making and spirited suffragettes: It’s October half term at The Postal Museum!

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    • Archive
    • 11 September - 6 November
    • 10:00

    Discovery Room Mini-Exhibitions

    Visit the Discovery Room mini-exhibitions on Post Office Cats, RMS Leinster and the famous prank letters of playwright Joe Orton as Mrs Edna Welthorpe.

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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.
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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
    • 09 October 2018

    Pirates Ahoy

    Don’t be a pirate, buy a licence! Archivist Helen explores records of a pirate radio station and the Post Office's involvement.

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    • blog
    • 04 October 2018

    The centenary of the sinking of RMS Leinster

    The mailboat RMS Leinster was sunk after being torpedoed by a German U-boat. Senior Archivist Gavin tells the unfolding story of the 1918 disaster.

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    • blog
    • 03 October 2018

    The Future is Square

    This month marks the 50th anniversary of the F-type pillar box designed and developed by David Mellor.

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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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  • 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.

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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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