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 British Summer

Celebrate the summer holidays with live music, barbecues, outdoor games and a fun-filled family programme.

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What's coming up?

    • Event
    • Selected dates in 2019
    • 18:00

    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
    • 20 July 2019
    • 11:00

    Summer Family Festival Launch

    Join us in our green courtyard to kick off the summer holidays. Enjoy live music, play outdoor games and feast on a sumptuous BBQ.

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    • Event
    • 23 July & 1, 20, 29 August
    • 11:00

    Artist-led Workshop: Flip-up Friend Card Making

    Create your own flip-up seaside postcard, inspired by this beautiful beach hut ‘Transformation Postcard’ from our collection.

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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
    • 02 July 2019

    Cricket – A Summer Game

    July marks the final of the Cricket World Cup. Take a look at this traditional British sport through stamps.

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    • blog
    • 27 June 2019

    The sinking of the Lady Hobart

    Senior Curator Julian tells about the crew's battle to survive on a sinking Post Office Packet Boat.

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    • blog
    • 18 June 2019

    Military Uniforms

    To mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June we look at uniforms of the armed forces.

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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
  • 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.

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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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