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?

    • Exhibition
    • now on display
    • 10:00

    Wallace & Gromit Christmas Stamps Exhibit

    This exhibit takes you behind the scenes at Aardman, revealing the creative process of making a special set of Wallace & Gromit Christmas stamps.

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    • Event
    • From Feb 2019
    • 10:00

    New Mail Rail Family Trail

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

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    • Archive
    • 09 - 26 April 2018
    • 10:00

    Discovery Room Mini-Exhibitions

    Drop in to the Discovery Room at The Postal Museum for a mini-exhibition on the GPO during the 1916 Easter Rising.

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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
    • 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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    • blog
    • 12 April 2019


    You challenged us on Twitter to find brilliant and bizarre things from our collections. Here’s what we uncovered...

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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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