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?

    • event
    • 19 February 2020
    • 08:00

    Post Early: Relaxed mornings at The Postal Museum

    Post Early is a relaxed morning event for autistic and neurodiverse people, including families and adults, who would like to visit the museum when it is less crowded and noisy.

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    • Event
    • 17 - 22 February 2020
    • 10:00

    Mini Detective Training Trail

    Spy details, crack clues, solve crimes. Pick up a sheet on your visit and follow the trail to begin your detective training.

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    • Event
    • 17 February 2020
    • 11:00

    Arts & Crafts: Photo Ready Detectives

    Create an identity card and props to become a fully equipped detective of The Post Office Investigation Branch.

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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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    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
    • 16 January 2020

    An Archivist’s Tool Box

    Explore some of the materials archivists use to protect the historic records and some which cause the most damage.

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    • blog
    • 10 January 2020

    The National Trust

    Celebrating 125 years of protecting historic buildings and areas of natural beauty.

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    • blog
    • 19 December 2019

    A Christmas Carol

    Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843 and it is a window into Victorian society and how they celebrated Christmas. The stamps by Quentin Blake introduce you to some of the stories of key characters.

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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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