For more than 75 years, it was a vital artery in Britain’s communication network, hidden from view.

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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
    • June – December 2018
    • 10:00

    Behind the Scenes 2018

    Explore exciting behind the scenes experiences at other established institutions as well as at The Postal Museum.

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    • Archive
    • 1 June - 1 July 2018
    • 10:00

    Discovery Room Mini-Exhibitions

    This June, visit The Discovery Room in The Postal Museum to view two mini-exhibitions on Helicopter Mail and Joyce's Ulysses.

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    • Archive
    • 25 June 2018
    • 11:00

    Stories from the Archive: Joyce’s Ulysses

    Talk and tour. Join our Senior Archivist to find out more about The Postal Museum’s original copy of Ulysses.

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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 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?

    • Collection
    • 12 June 2018

    FIFA World Cup Russia

    Football has featured on stamps throughout the years for past World Cups. Assistant Curator Georgina shares her favourites.

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    • blog
    • 04 June 2018

    Slogan Postmarks

    To mark the centenary of slogan postmarks, volunteer Cyril searched through our collections for these printed messages.

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    • blog
    • 31 May 2018

    Helicopter Mail

    Join Senior Archivist Gavin as he investigates the first attempts to deliver mail by helicopter. Did the service take off?

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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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  • 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.

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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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