Take a ride on Mail Rail and discover the inspiring stories of Britain's postal heritage. Advance booking recommended.

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Now open: Wish You Were Here

Celebrate 151 Years of the British Postcard with our new exhibition.

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What's coming up?

    • Event
    • Various dates
    • 15:00

    Tunnel Walks

    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
    • Coming soon
    • 10:00

    Post Early: Relaxed Events at The Postal Museum

    Post Early is a relaxed event for autistic and neurodiverse people, including families and adults, who would like to visit the museum when it is less crowded and noisy.

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    • Daytime event
    • Various Dates & Times
    • 11:00

    Walking Tours

    Join an accredited guide for walking tours through 350 years of London Postal History. Choose from upcoming tour dates in 2021.

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Support us

As a registered charity, without subsidy, closing our doors has been hard. This is why we need your support to help us care for our collections for generations to come.
  • Donate

    Help us bring the extraordinary story of the postal service to life by making a one off or regular donation.
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  • Membership

    Members contribute to the whole life of The Postal Museum and at the same time receive a range of benefits.
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  • Supporters

    We would like to thank those who are generously supporting The Postal Museum and Mail Rail.
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What's making us curious?

    • blog
    • 10 September 2021

    Gustavus Cornwall

    Archivist Helen investigates an early case of criminalisation of homosexuality of Post Office's employee Gustavus Cornwall.

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    • blog
    • 21 August 2021

    Saucy Seaside Postcards and Censorship

    In their heyday they were in every seaside town, but who produced these cards and did everyone appreciate them?

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    • blog
    • 30 July 2021

    Embroidered postcards

    On World Embroidery Day, we unpick some of our favourite embroidered postcards and an exclusive crafty kit to get you started.

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Make your next event extraordinary

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

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