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

Experience Mail Rail

Voices from
the Deep

New exhibition reveals sunken, forgotten letters recently recovered from a shipwreck.

Uncover the stories

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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    • Daytime event
    • Once a month
    • 11:00

    GPO London Walking Tour

    Reveal how the ingenuity of the postal service shaped today's world on this walking tour. Tours happen once a month.

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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
    • 16 February 2018

    Tolhurst Envelopes: Part 2

    The mystery of Tolhurst illustrated envelopes continues as Curator Joanna uncovers the human story behind the mail art.

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    • Collection
    • 09 February 2018

    Make Your Valentine’s Card

    Fancy making your own Valentine's Day card? We have some beautiful images of the cards from our collection for you to get creative.

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    • Collection
    • 06 February 2018

    The Suffrage Movement

    Today we're celebrating 100 years since Parliament passed a law which allowed some women to vote for the first time in history.

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Catch up on our blogs

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.

    More about our play zone
  • Café

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

    Enjoy our chilled new café
  • Schools

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

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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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