For more than 75 years, Mail Rail was a vital artery in Britain's communication network, hidden from view...

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Half-Term 2019

Calling all (mini) engineers, inventors and daydreamers! We've got a February half-term bursting with activities all week long.

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What's coming up?

    • Exhibition
    • Until July 2019
    • 10:00

    Wallace & Gromit Christmas Stamps Exhibit

    This exhibit takes you behind the scenes at Aardman, revealing the creative process of making a special set of Wallace & Gromit Christmas stamps.

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    • Event
    • Selected dates in 2019
    • 10:00

    Tunnel Walks 2019

    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
    • From 18 Feb 2019 onwards
    • 10:00

    New Mail Rail Family Trail

    Launching just in time for half-term, a brand-new family trail is now available to pick up at The Postal Museum, taking wannabe engineers around the Mail Rail exhibition.

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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.
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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
    • 18 February 2019

    Stamp Oddities and Curiosities

    Curator of Philately Stuart shares some wonderfully bizarre stamps from our collections.

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    • blog
    • 12 February 2019

    Chasing Shadows: Shipwrecked Mail…Part 2

    Dr Sean Kingsley tells another remarkable story of a letter reunited with its recipient almost 80 years later.

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    • blog
    • 12 February 2019

    Dressing Royalty

    To mark London Fashion Week we're taking a look at the Royal fashion designers commemorated on stamps.

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Catch up on our blogs

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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