For more than 75 years, Mail Rail was a vital artery in Britain's communication network, hidden from view...

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Voices from
the Deep

Open until June, this temporary exhibition reveals sunken, forgotten letters recently recovered from a shipwreck...

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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
    • today
    • 10:00

    New Mail Rail Family Trail

    Pick up our new family trail, taking wannabe engineers around the Mail Rail exhibition. Designed by illustrator Salvatore Rubbino.

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    • Archive
    • 01 May 2019
    • 10:00

    Discovery Room Mini-Exhibitions

    Drop in to the Discovery Room during your visit to view temporary displays of objects from The Postal Museum archive.

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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
    • 24 April 2019

    London Marathon in Stamps

    Sunday 28 April marks the 39th London Marathon and to discover the route Deputy Curator Georgina takes you through these stamp landmarks.

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    • blog
    • 18 April 2019

    Dublin has Risen

    Archivist Helen explores the Post Office's role in the events of Easter Rising and how its workers helped to keep communications open.

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    • blog
    • 17 April 2019

    Easter on Cards

    Curator Joanna dives into our wonderful Easter card collection to show us her favourite designs.

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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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