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

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The Great British Summer

Celebrate the summer holidays with live music, barbecues, outdoor games and a fun-filled family programme.

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What's coming up?

    • Evening Events
    • 13 September 2019
    • 19:30

    The Listening Post – #ConcertLab

    Live orchestra and a theatrical performance by Southbank Sinfonia in Mail Rail.

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    • event
    • Selected dates in Summer 2019
    • 12:00

    Courtyard BBQs

    Join us this summer for a series of sumptuous BBQs in our leafy courtyard come rain or shine.

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    • event
    • 15 September 2019
    • 13:30

    Tour our Store: Pillar boxes and Postal Vehicles

    Join our curators for a behind the scenes tour of our Museum Object Store and explore pillar-boxes, postal vehicles and even more.

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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
    • 22 August 2019


    It's 200th anniversary since the birth of Prince Albert, consort to Queen Victoria. Deputy Curator Georgina shares his legacy.

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    • blog
    • 13 August 2019

    Tour our off-site object store

    Have a nosey around our Museum Object Store in Essex on a behind the scenes tour.

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    • blog
    • 07 August 2019

    Powering Mail Rail

    What is this strange blue thing? Archivist Matt Tantony investigates the tech that kept Mail Rail moving.

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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
  • 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.

    Book your party
  • 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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