Following the Government’s announcement of a national lockdown, the Museum is temporarily closed from 5 November. We’re taking bookings for 2021.

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Shop Christmas

Shop decorations, cards and gifts from The Postal Museum this Christmas.

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What's on

    • Event
    • Various Dates & Times
    • 00:00

    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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    • Daytime event
    • Selected dates
    • 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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    • Exhibition
    • Extended until 3 Jan 2021
    • 10:30

    The Great Train Robbery: Crime & The Post

    Explore one of the most audacious crimes of the 20th Century and the subsequent investigation, alongside other stories of crime through the post.

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Our events & exhibitions

Support us

As a registered charity, without subsidy, closing our doors has been hard. This is why we need your support to help us care for our collections for generations to come.
  • 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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  • 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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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
    • 19 November 2020

    Christmas Gift Guide 2020

    Get inspired with our Postal Museum Christmas gift guide, filled with original ideas and unique gifts for all the family.

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    • blog
    • 22 October 2020

    Beginners Guide to Stamp Collecting

    Old or young there is never a bad time to start stamp collecting.

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    • blog
    • 30 September 2020

    How to write a Postcard

    With examples from the collection follow our step by step guide to writing your own postcard.

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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.

    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

The Postal Museum, home to Mail Rail, offers truly extraordinary venue spaces available for exclusive hire.

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