For more than 75 years, it was a vital artery in Britain’s communication network, hidden from view.

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Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

We're a finalist!

Find out what you can do at The Postal Museum, a finalist for 2018's biggest museum prize...

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What's coming up?

    • event
    • April – December 2018
    • 10:00

    Behind the Scenes 2018

    Explore exciting behind the scenes experiences at other established institutions as well as at The Postal Museum.

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    • Daytime event
    • 31 May 2018
    • 10:00

    London History Day 2018

    Celebrate 100 years of ‘Votes for Women’ and delve into 500 years of social and communications history with one-off events at The Postal Museum.

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    • Daytime event
    • Once a month
    • 11:00

    Camden Walking Tours

    Join an accredited Camden Guide for walking tours through 350 years of London Postal History.

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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.
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  • 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.
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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?

    • Archive
    • 14 May 2018

    Delivering Medical Care: Part 2

    Archivist Helen is back with her second part of the blog that looks at nurses employed by the Post Office. 

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    • Archive
    • 08 May 2018

    Delivering Medical Care

    In celebration of Nurses' Day Archivist Helen looks at historical records of nurses in the Post Office.

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    • Collection
    • 30 April 2018

    Cartoons

    Love cartoons? Assistant Curator Georgina shares her favourite fun cartoon designs that appeared on stamps. Take a look.

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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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  • 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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