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

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Queen Victoria 200

Join us as we celebrate the 200th birthday of Queen Victoria – the first monarch to feature on a stamp – with special offers and Half-Term activities.

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What's coming up?

    • Event
    • Selected dates in 2019
    • 18:00

    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
    • 25 May & 1 Jun 2019
    • 11:00

    Royal Wave: Make a Queen Victoria Hand Puppet

    To mark Queen Victoria’s 200th Birthday, design and decorate a hand puppet of Queen Victoria or Victorian Stamp inventor, Rowland Hill.

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    • Event
    • today
    • 10:00

    Meet the Inventor: Rowland Hill

    Join us in the galleries to meet Rowland Hill – the Victorian gentleman whose idea of the Penny Black stamp changed communication all over the world.

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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.
  • Patronage and Individual Support

    Patrons and donors play a critical role and are at the very heart of our museum.
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  • 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
    • 22 May 2019

    Victorian Mail Transport

    Coach, train or pentacycles? Senior Curator Julian takes you on a journey of the mail transport revolution.

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    • blog
    • 16 May 2019

    Postal Brides

    Beatrice, Senior Curator at Museum of London, tells a fascinating story of a wedding dress worn by postal brides.

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    • blog
    • 08 May 2019

    The Victorians

    To mark the 200th birthday of Queen Victoria we look at the inventions and new traditions brought in by the Victorians.

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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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