Patronage and Individual Support

Become part of a passionate community dedicated to discovering, celebrating and collecting more than 500 years of communications history.

By becoming a Patron, you join a group of passionate and engaged supporters. Our Patrons receive free entry to the Museum, as well as exclusive invitations to see exhibitions, events, private collections and dinners, with insights from our curators and Director.


For further information on our Patron schemes, please contact: Alice Willington, Development Manager –, or call +44 (0)300 0300 700

  • Patron – £1,250*

    Enjoy The Postal Museum and Mail Rail as well as other must-see exhibitions and events, private collections and exclusive dinners, with insights from The Postal Museum’s curators.

    • Unlimited entry to The Postal Museum and Mail Rail (for you and a family member)
    • Invitations for you and a guest to our VIP opening receptions
    • Out of hours curator-led tours of all exhibitions at The Postal Museum and other must-see exhibitions across London
    • Priority booking for talks and events at The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
    • 10% discount in our café
    • 20% off your first purchase in our shop
    • Invitation to the Patron’s Christmas Lunch
    • Regular e-newsletters and updates
    • Complimentary access to selected international partner organisations
    • Your support will be acknowledged, should you wish, on the Museum’s Donor Board, our website, the Annual Patron’s Review, and on printed materials


    * For us to satisfy Gift Aid requirements, we ask Patrons to make a suggested annual contribution of £1,250+ which includes a subscription of £325 to cover membership benefits. The remaining voluntary contribution is eligible for Gift Aid.

  • Family Bolt On – £500

    Enjoy all of the benefits of either being a Patron or a member of the Director’s Circle but for a family of up to four people, plus exclusive opportunities for children to enjoy all that The Postal Museum and Mail Rail have to offer including:

    • Unlimited rides on Mail Rail for you and your family (up to four people)
    • Unlimited access to our soft play area, Sorted
    • Invitations to special family events


We are planning to launch an affordable General Membership scheme for individuals and families in 2019.

Our membership scheme will offer preferential access to the Museum and Mail Rail as well as family discounts, priority booking and email updates.

If you are interested in becoming a Member when the scheme launches next year, please contact:, or call + 44 (0)300 0300 700

A Gift in your Will

Legacy and in-memory gifts make an enormous contribution to the Museum and our long-term sustainability.


The Postal Museum is a charity and legacies are an incredibly important source of income for us. They help us to protect and conserve our archive, educate and entertain our visitors, create compelling schools and community programmes and provide learning and research facilities. There are three types of gift that you may bequeath us:

A Residuary Gift

This is a gift to us of all or part of the value of your estate, once all of your other legal commitments have been settled.

A Pecuniary Gift

This is a gift of a specific sum of money. You can also protect this gift from the effects of inflation by asking your solicitor to ensure that it is index linked.

A Specific Gift (of an item or collection)

If you are thinking of leaving an object or collection of stamps to the Museum in your will, please speak to a member of the Development team first so that our curatorial team can advise us as to whether we can accept the gift.

If you would like to find out more, please contact: Alice Willington, Development Manager –, or call +44 (0)300 0300 700

Donate in memory

Do you have a family member or a friend who worked for the postal service or who cherished and loved railways and social history?

Making a donation in memory of a loved one is a particularly personal way to support us. It honours them and it helps us protect our collections, and maintain the Museum and Mail Rail for future generations.

To find out more about donating to us, please contact: Alice Willington, Development Manager –, or call +44 (0)300 0300 700