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

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Easter 2019

Join us for Wallace & Gromit film screenings, Shaun the Sheep model making, an eggs-tra special Easter egg hunt and more...

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What's coming up?

    • Daytime event
    • Every month
    • 11:00

    Walking Tours 2019

    Join an accredited guide for walking tours through 350 years of London Postal History. Choose from upcoming tour dates in 2019.

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    • Event
    • Selected dates in 2019
    • 10:00

    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
    • From 18 Feb 2019 onwards
    • 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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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
    • 19 March 2019

    A wheel-less Mail Coach

    Our 18th-century horse-drawn Mail Coach gets its wheels removed and restored. But how do you build new ones?

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    • blog
    • 13 March 2019

    Rocket Mail

    Prankster or visionary? Curator Joanna looks at Rocket Mail inventor Gerhard Zucker and his early experiments in the 1930s.

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    • blog
    • 07 March 2019

    Controversial Ulysses

    Discover the secrets of this rare 1922 copy of the confiscated book with Senior Archivist Gavin.

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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.

    Book your party
  • 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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