We are closed to the public from 18 March until further notice.

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How you can help

We're an independent museum and educational charity. If you can donate to support us during these uncertain times it will make an enormous difference to us.

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What's coming up?

    • Daytime event
    • Selected dates in 2020
    • 15:00

    BSL Tours of The Postal Museum

    Join us for BSL tours of The Postal Museum and Mail Rail exhibitions, and ride on Mail Rail.

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    • Event
    • Every month
    • 18:00

    Tunnel Walks

    We're opening up the 100-year-old Mail Rail tunnels for an exclusive underground walking tour that will allow you to discover one of London’s best-kept secrets.

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    • event
    • 14 Jun - 27 Sep 2020
    • 13:30

    Store Tours

    Join our curators for a behind the scenes tour of our Museum Object Store and explore pillar-boxes, postal vehicles and even more.

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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.
    Supporters
  • Donate

    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
    • 26 March 2020

    The Post Office in the 1918 Influenza Outbreak

    Senior Archivist Gavin delved into our Archive to investigate the impact of the Spanish flu on postal workers and measures to stop its spread.

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    • blog
    • 19 March 2020

    5 Crime Prevention Gadgets

    The Post Office Investigators invented rather interesting gadgets to prevent crime.

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    • blog
    • 12 March 2020

    Dorothy Wilding

    To mark Women's History Month Deputy Curator Georgina looks at the work and influence of Dorothy Wilding on stamp design.

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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
  • 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.

    Book your party
  • 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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