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

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Christmas 2019

Enjoy a season of Victorian-inspired activities and workshops at The Postal Museum this Christmas.

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What's coming up?

    • Adult event
    • 18 Jan - 14 Mar 2020
    • 10:00

    Post Mortem: Crime Scene Investigation Workshop

    Uncover incredible criminal acts and stories revealed by the bones of Londoners in this unique workshop.

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    • Adult event
    • 20 November 2019
    • 19:00

    Christmas Modern Calligraphy Workshop

    Learn the basics of modern calligraphy just in time for Christmas card writing in this practical evening workshop.

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    • Family Event
    • 23 November 2019
    • 11:00

    Arts & Crafts: Scented Christmas Card Workshop

    Make your own scented card with the wonderful Handmade Apothecary team and waft some Christmas cheer to lucky noses.

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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.
  • Membership

    Members contribute to the whole life of The Postal Museum and at the same time receive a range of benefits.
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  • Supporters

    We would like to thank those who are generously supporting The Postal Museum and Mail Rail.
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    Help us bring the extraordinary story of the postal service to life by making a one off or regular donation.
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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
    • 05 November 2019

    Post Office War Heroes

    Two books of remembrance listing all 12,830 postal workers killed in the two world wars go digital as Head of Collections Chris introduces a new website.

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    • blog
    • 30 October 2019

    The Black Panther

    Archivist Helen uncovers documents about one of the most infamous serial killers in British history.

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    • blog
    • 23 October 2019

    "Elementary, my dear Watson"

    Sherlock Holmes has graced our television screen for decades and theatres for over a century. 1993 was the year it featured on British stamps.

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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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