For a short time only, the subterranean Mail Rail Ride will get a festive makeover. See what else we have on offer...

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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
    • 01 December - 01 January
    • 10:00

    Mail Rail Christmas Ride

    For a short time only, the subterranean Mail Rail Ride will get a festive makeover.

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    • Event
    • 15 December 2018
    • 14:00

    Wreath & Centrepiece workshops | Christmas 2018

    Treat a loved one (or yourself!) to a festive afternoon or evening of wreath/centrepiece-making, bubbles and mince pies at The Postal Museum.

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    • Event
    • 15 December 2018
    • 10:00

    Later Opening | Christmas 2018

    We’re extending our opening hours on Saturday 15 December, so that you can enjoy everything we have on offer for longer this Christmas.

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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
More ways to support

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
    • 05 December 2018

    Santa’s Little Helpers

    Archivist Helen explores the Post Office's role in helping Santa reply to letters from children across the nation.

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    • blog
    • 28 November 2018

    Wallace & Gromit Christmas Stamps

    Take a peek at the items behind our new stamp artwork display with Assistant Curator Georgina.

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    • blog
    • 22 November 2018

    Postal Dogs…Part 1

    Curator Jessica explores the museum collection and archive researching the Postal Service’s use of dogs in the past…

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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.

    More about our play zone
  • 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.

    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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