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 Train Robbery: Crime & The Post

Explore the investigation of one of the most audacious crimes of the 20th century.

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What's coming up?

    • Adult event
    • 6 March 2020
    • 18:30

    Underground Yoga

    Join us for a different kind of Friday night. Enjoy a special evening of vinyasa yoga in the atmospheric setting of the underground Mail Rail depot.

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    • Adult event
    • 15 Feb - 28 Mar 2020
    • 10:00

    Post Mortem: Crime Scene Investigation Workshop

    Uncover incredible criminal acts and stories revealed by the bones of Londoners in this unique workshop.

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    • Daytime event
    • Selected dates in 2020
    • 15:00

    BSL Tours of The Postal Museum

    Join us for BSL tours of The Postal Museum and Mail Rail exhibitions, and ride on Mail Rail.

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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.
  • 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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    Help us bring the extraordinary story of the postal service to life by making a one off or regular donation.
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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
    • 27 February 2020

    Postal Crimes of the Past

    From robberies to letter thefts and murders. Read the dark stories of crimes against post.

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    • blog
    • 20 February 2020

    A Day in the Life of an Assistant Curator

    Meet Jane and learn about what her typical day is like as Assistant Curator.

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    • blog
    • 13 February 2020

    Eastcastle Street Robbery

    Archivist Helen investigates a robbery from the Post Office mail van worth £7.3 million in London's Eastcastle Street.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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