We're sharing stories and videos of extraordinary communication from our collections while our doors remain closed.

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See you soon

Following the Government’s announcement of a National Lockdown, the Museum is temporarily closed. We’re taking bookings for May to June 2021.

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What's coming up?

    • event
    • 01 April 2021
    • 10:30

    Wish You Were Here: 151 Years of the British Postcard

    Wish You Were Here celebrates and explores the iconic role the postcard has played in connecting people for more than a century and a half.

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    • Various Dates & Times
    • 15:00

    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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    • Selected dates
    • 08:00

    Post Early: Relaxed mornings at The Postal Museum

    Post Early is a relaxed morning event for autistic and neurodiverse people, including families and adults, who would like to visit the museum when it is less crowded and noisy.

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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
    • 15 February 2021

    Decimalisation at 50

    This month we celebrate 50 years since Britain ‘went decimal’. We explore the impact of decimalisation on society and how our stamps changed at the time.

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    • blog
    • 05 February 2020

    Valentine's Gift Guide

    Feel the love this Valentine’s day with our selection of goodies for your sweetheart. Browse our ultimate gift guide.

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    • blog
    • 24 December 2020

    Christmas Post in WWII

    Curator Joanna explores the difficulties facing the Post Office when delivering wartime Christmas post.

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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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