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

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The Great Train Robbery: Crime & The Post

Explore the investigation of one of the most audacious crimes of the 20th century and enjoy a season of crime-inspired events.

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What's coming up?

    • Adult event
    • 13 Oct 2019 - 14 March 2020
    • 10:00

    Post Mortem: Crime Scene Investigation Workshop

    Uncover incredible criminal acts and stories revealed by the bones of Londoners in this unique workshop.

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    • Evening Events
    • 24 October 2019
    • 19:30

    Andrew Cook Talk: The Great Train Robbery

    Join Andrew Cook, critically acclaimed historian and author to explore one of the most infamous crimes in British History; The Great Train Robbery.

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    • Family Event
    • 23 October 2019
    • 11:00

    Book Reading and Activities: The Great Brain Robbery

    Make your own sliding train greetings card, then hear the story of The Great Brain Robbery from author P.G. Bell and have your special copy signed.

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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.
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  • Sponsor a Sleeper

    Sponsor a Sleeper and receive an exclusive opportunity to Walk the Rails in the tunnels of Mail Rail.
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  • 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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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
    • 11 September 2019

    The Wembley Stamp

    This London Design Festival Deputy Curator Georgina looks at a design masterpiece by artist Harold Nelson.

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    • blog
    • 05 September 2019

    Travelling Post Offices

    The rail network in Britain expanded rapidly in Victorian times. Curator Julian explores this new form of transport.

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    • blog
    • 29 August 2019

    5 Audio Guide Stories

    Hear the secret stories of communications with our brand new Audio Guide.

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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.

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  • 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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