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

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?

    • Archive
    • 21 November 2017
    • 13:00

    Catalogue Squad

    Fancy getting up close and personal with the stuff of history? Want to try your hand at being an archivist? Learn about how we catalogue and preserve historical materials for the future.

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    • Christmas
    • 22 November 2017
    • 10:00

    Festive Events to Book Now

    Museum lates, Christmas concerts and more. Have yourself a merry little time at The Postal Museum this festive season!

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    • Daytime event
    • 22 November 2017
    • 11:00

    Family History in the Post Office

    Visit our Discovery Room to learn more about your postal ancestors. An experienced member of staff will be on hand to to discuss your own family history.

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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?

    • Behind The Scenes
    • 13 November 2017

    Patrons Evening

    Last week our Patrons spent an evening at an arty venue The New Craftsmen with a British visual artist Rosalind Wyatt.

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    • Archive
    • 08 November 2017

    The Story of a Museum Box

    Imagine being one of the paper boxes in our repository. Our archivist Helen will give you a unique glimpse into its life.

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    • Behind The Scenes
    • 06 November 2017

    Mail Rail Graffiti Art

    Have you spotted our latest billboard graffiti art? We were spray-painting a Mail Rail scene at a secret location in London.

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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.

    Book your visit today

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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