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?

    • Event
    • 26 July - 02 September 2018
    • 10:00

    Summer Holidays 2018

    Join us at The Postal Museum this summer for arts and crafts activities, storytelling, gallery performances and much more.

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    • Archive
    • 17 July - 8 September 2018
    • 10:00

    Discovery Room Mini-Exhibitions

    Mini-exhibitions in The Discovery Room at The Postal Museum. Find out about Prince of Wales stamps and The Great Train Robbery.

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    • event
    • Jan – Dec 2018
    • 10:00

    Behind the Scenes 2018

    Explore exciting behind the scenes experiences at other established institutions as well as at The Postal Museum.

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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.
    Give today
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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
    • 14 August 2018

    Letters from the Past

    Love, war and friendship. Student Francesco gives us a unique glimpse into people's lives through their letters.

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    • blog
    • 08 August 2018

    John Palmer & Mail Coach

    Assistant Curator Georgina tells the story of the founding father of the British system of mail coaches.

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    • blog
    • 25 July 2018

    Dad’s Army

    "Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler...." Take a look at stamps commemorating 50 years of the iconic sitcom Dad's Army.

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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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