For a short time only, the subterranean Mail Rail Ride will get a festive makeover. See what else we have on offer...

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Enjoy festive treats

We have a whole host of activities for both kids and adults to make your yuletide extra jolly...

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What's coming up?

    • Event
    • 01 December - 01 January
    • 10:00

    Mail Rail Christmas Ride

    For a short time only, the subterranean Mail Rail Ride will get a festive makeover.

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    • event
    • 24 - 26 December 2018
    • 10:00

    Closed 24 – 26 December

    The Postal Museum and Mail Rail will be closed on 24-26 December 2018 for Christmas.

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    • Daytime event
    • 22 December 2018
    • 11:00

    Marvellous marbling inks | Christmas 2018

    Create your own swirling patterns using marbling inks. Use your design to create unique Christmas gift tags, greetings cards or baubles to take home.

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Our events & exhibitions

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.
    Become a patron today
  • 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.
    Give today
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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
    • 12 December 2018

    Xmas Gift Guide

    Visit our award-winning shop this Christmas and pick up a selection of wonderful gifts for both children and adults.

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    • blog
    • 11 December 2018

    Blanche Horton’s Diary

    Today marks the 100th anniversary of the first entry in Blanche Horton's diary. Her account is an insightful firsthand vision of France just after WW1.

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    • blog
    • 05 December 2018

    Santa’s Little Helpers

    Archivist Helen explores the Post Office's role in helping Santa reply to letters from children across the nation.

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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

    Stop by The Counter Café for fresh, seasonal food and expertly made barista coffee.

    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

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

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