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 Mar 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
    • 18 November 2019
    • 19:30

    Gordon Lowe Talk: Trials and Abductions

    Author Gordon Lowe explores the psychology behind the notorious Black Panther.

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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

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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.
  • 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
    • 16 October 2019

    Postal Crime Testimonies

    Senior Curator Julian describes some of the oral history content that is included in our new exhibition.

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    • blog
    • 09 October 2019

    Crime Exhibition Highlights

    Curator Joanna picks eight highlights from the exhibition which you definitely shouldn’t miss.

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    • blog
    • 02 October 2019

    The Post Office Investigation Branch

    Who were the investigators and what did this little-known organisation do? Our blog explains it all.

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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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