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

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Voices from
the Deep

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

Uncover the stories

What's coming up?

    • event
    • 07 - 20 January 2018
    • 10:00

    Maintenance Closure 2019

    From 7 – 20 January 2019 The Postal Museum and Mail Rail will be closed for planned maintenance.

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    • Exhibition
    • Until July 2019
    • 10:00

    Wallace & Gromit Christmas Stamps Exhibit

    This exhibit takes you behind the scenes at Aardman, revealing the creative process of making a special set of Wallace & Gromit Christmas stamps.

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    • Daytime event
    • Every month
    • 11:00

    Walking Tours 2019

    Join an accredited guide for walking tours through 350 years of London Postal History. Choose from upcoming tour dates in 2019.

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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
    • 09 January 2019

    Postal Dogs…Part 2

    Curator Jessica is back with the postal canines of the past and their unusual jobs.

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    • blog
    • 03 January 2019

    Top Instagram Posts 2018

    Our year in pictures. Check out the top 10 Instagram pictures of 2018 from the world of The Postal Museum.

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    • blog
    • 19 December 2018

    Christmas Artwork

    Christmas is coming! Assistant Curator Georgina shares her favourite festive stamp artworks.

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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.

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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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