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

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Delivering the unexpected

Discover the surprising story of the first social network. We are so much more than a museum.

Explore The Postal Museum

What's coming up?

    • Daytime event
    • today
    • 11:30

    Family Exhibition Tour: The Journey of a Letter

    Join our family tour of The Postal Museum and discover the weird and wonderful journey of a letter.

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    • Daytime event
    • 28 October 2017
    • 10:00

    Halloween Galleries Alive: Meet postal people from the past

    Step back in time and meet Joseph Pike, fearless guard of the Quicksilver mail coach. Look out for our Halloween special pop-up performances throughout The Postal Museum exhibition.

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    • Daytime event
    • 19 November 2017
    • 10:00

    Galleries Alive: Meet postal people from the past

    Step back in time and meet postal people from the past! Look out for pop-up performances throughout The Postal Museum exhibition.

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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
    • 13 October 2017

    A Stamp a Day for October

    For the month of October Assistant Curator Georgina has found a stamp for everyday.

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    • Behind The Scenes
    • 04 October 2017

    Paintings Collection Move

    As we have finally settled in our new museum home, our Curator Joanna explains what it took to move our paintings collection.

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    • Collection
    • 25 September 2017

    QE2 – An Ocean Liner

    Commemorating the launch of an ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2, our Assistant Curator Georgina tells us more about famous British ships.

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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.

    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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