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

Experience Mail Rail

Delivering the unexpected

Discover the surprising story of the first social network. We are so much more than a museum.

Explore The Postal Museum

What's coming up?

    • Exhibition
    • now on display
    • 10:00

    Writing Home – Letters as a lifeline

    Uncover inspiring stories showing the power of the post to connect loved ones living apart.

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Our events & exhibitions

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?

    • Archive
    • 06 December 2017

    Fifty Years of Innocence

    It's been 50 years since the decriminalisation of homosexuality. Archivist Helen looks at the Post Office's records.

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    • Archive
    • 29 November 2017

    Archive Moustaches

    Taking part in Movember this month? Here's some inspiration from our collections to style your new moustache.

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    • Collection
    • 20 November 2017

    Wedding Anniversary

    Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip married 70 years ago. Assistant Curator Georgina shares their wedding anniversary stamps.

    Read more
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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

    Relax or refuel with quality coffee and fresh, uncomplicated food.

    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

Brand new to Farringdon, The Postal Museum and Mail Rail offers truly extraordinary venue spaces available for exclusive hire.

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