For more than 75 years, it was a vital artery in Britain’s communication network, hidden from view. Experience it for yourself from 4 September.

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Delivering the unexpected

Discover the surprising story of the first social network. We are so much more than a museum.

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What's coming up?

    • Exhibition
    • Jul 2017 - Jan 2018
    • 10:00

    Writing Home – Letters as a lifeline

    Uncover inspiring stories showing the power of the post to connect loved ones living apart.

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    • Evening Events
    • Coming soon
    • 17:00

    Evening Events

    When we open we’ll be running an exciting programme of fun out-of-hours events. You’ll be able to find out more here.

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    • Daytime event
    • 28 July - 13 August
    • 10:00

    Family Extravaganza

    We are opening with a bang! Enjoy our family friendly interactive exhibitions and so much more.

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Our events & exhibitions

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?

    • Behind The Scenes
    • 05 July 2017

    New Acquisitions

    Our Assistant Curator Jess gives us a glimpse of the new additions to our collection. Many of these have been kindly donated.

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    • Collection
    • 28 June 2017

    Bravery, Blitz, Suffragettes

    Assistant Curator Georgina tells us the stories of brave women and men in history and how they changed our lives forever.

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    • Behind The Scenes
    • 19 June 2017

    Visitor Experience Team

    We caught up with our Visitor Experience Team who are getting ready to welcome first visitors to our new museum this summer.

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What else will we offer?

  • Schools

    Inspiring, interactive workshops, storytelling and science shows to stimulate your pupils' curiosity.

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  • Café

    Relax or refuel with quality coffee and fresh, uncomplicated food.

    Enjoy our chilled new café
  • 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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Make your next event extraordinary

Brand new to Farringdon, The Postal Museum and Mail Rail offers truly extraordinary venue spaces available for exclusive hire.

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