For more than 75 years, it was a vital artery in Britain’s communication network, hidden from view. Experience it for yourself from 4 September.

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Delivering the unexpected

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

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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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    • Adult event
    • 12 September 2017
    • 19:00

    Mail Rail Quiz with Londonist

    Come and test your knowledge at what might just be the world's first quiz in an abandoned underground railway.

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    • Daytime event
    • Mondays and Fridays
    • 11:00

    Mini Artivists: Perilous post arts & crafts

    Make and take home arts and crafts inspired by tales of perilous post. *On these dates: 31 July, 4, 7, 14, 18 August & 1 September.

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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?

    • Collection
    • 18 August 2017

    Indian Independence

    Strong ties between Britain and India influenced the postal service. Our Assistant Curator shows us key stamp designs.

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    • Collection
    • 06 July 2017

    A New Name – Windsor

    This month marks the 100th anniversary of the House of Windsor. Read about why The Royal Family changed its name.

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    • Behind The Scenes
    • 05 July 2017

    New Acquisitions

    Our Assistant Curator Jess gives us a glimpse of the new additions to our collection. Many of these have been kindly donated.

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What else will we offer?

  • Schools

    Inspiring, interactive workshops, storytelling and science shows to stimulate your pupils' curiosity.

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  • Café

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

    Enjoy our chilled new café
  • 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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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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