Land, air & sea

From horse-drawn coaches to airmail, explore stories from our collections about methods used to transport the mail.
  • Mail coaches

    A whistlestop tour through the curious and dangerous history of British mail coaches.

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  • The story of Mail Rail

    Mail Rail transported mail under the streets of London from 1927 to 2003.

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  • Post Haste: Unusual and Bizarre Deliveries

    Cats, balloons, rockets and pneumatic cars: The delivery methods we've tried are incredible...

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  • Mail by Sea

    Find out how the mail has been carried by sailing boats, steam ships, ocean liners, rowing boats and briefly even by hovercraft.

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  • Airmail

    From the first scheduled airmail service in 1911 to the present day.

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