We're sharing stories and videos of extraordinary communication from our collections while our doors remain closed.

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See you soon

Following the Government’s announcement of a National Lockdown, the Museum is temporarily closed. We’re taking bookings from 20 May 2021.

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What's coming up?

    • Exhibition
    • Ends Jan 2022
    • 10:30

    Wish You Were Here: 151 Years of the British Postcard

    Wish You Were Here celebrates and explores the iconic role the postcard has played in connecting people for more than a century and a half.

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    • Event
    • Various dates
    • 15:00

    Tunnel Walks

    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
    • Selected dates
    • 08:00

    Post Early: Relaxed mornings at The Postal Museum

    Post Early is a relaxed morning event for autistic and neurodiverse people, including families and adults, who would like to visit the museum when it is less crowded and noisy.

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Support us

As a registered charity, without subsidy, closing our doors has been hard. This is why we need your support to help us care for our collections for generations to come.
  • Donate

    Help us bring the extraordinary story of the postal service to life by making a one off or regular donation.
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  • 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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What's making us curious?

    • blog
    • 26 March 2021

    140 Years of Postal Orders

    Archivist Helen explores the Post Office's unique financial service of sending money through the post.

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    • blog
    • 04 March 2021

    Postmistresses in the Victorian Post Office

    Guest blogger Professor David Green explores the lives of Victorian postmistresses and gifts they received on their retirement.

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    • blog
    • 25 February 2021

    House Numbering

    A house number is essential to deliver mail but it wasn't easy for the posties of the past. Explore the history of house numbering.

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Make your next event extraordinary

The Postal Museum, home to Mail Rail, offers truly extraordinary venue spaces available for exclusive hire.

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