Attractions

It's coming: Mail Rail is back in business.

It’s official – you can ride Mail Rail from 4 September 2017. Sign up to our mailing list and be the first to hear news about ticket releases and exclusive offers.

Ride through the hidden tunnels and discover a unique piece of industrial heritage, then explore inspiring galleries packed with incredible objects, exciting stories and fun-filled interactive displays.

We’re so much more than a museum…

Green Mail Rail train being testing in tunnels.

New Mail Rail train being tested in the tunnels

Mail Rail at The Postal Museum

You might have heard of Mail Rail already.

A subterranean network of automated trains stretching from Paddington to Whitechapel kept the capital’s communication network flowing for over 75 years. Millions of items of mail delivered every day, round the clock, deep beneath the streets of London.

We’ve resurrected a section of track so that you can experience the hidden history of Mail Rail in thrilling motion.

  • Ride Mail Rail

    Journey back in time on a specially-made train through the original tunnels and station platforms under Mount Pleasant.

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  • Mail Rail exhibition

    Explore the extraordinary stories behind Mail Rail – from conception to resurrection – and the people who made it all possible.

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Galleries at The Postal Museum

Romance, intrigue, charm and danger.

You’ll find them all in the Galleries of the Postal Museum.

Delve into 500 years of groundbreaking postal history and discover how a humble service revolutionised our lives.

  • Museum gallery

    Explore some of the treasures and stories you'll encounter in our museum gallery...

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    • Exhibition
    • Jul 2017 - Jan 2018
    • 10:00

    Writing Home – Letters as a lifeline

    Uncover inspiring stories showing the power of the post to connect loved ones living apart.

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Sorted! at The Postal Museum

Let your little ones run off steam.

Parcels to deliver, letters to sort, vans to load, uniforms to put on!

You’ll find everything a budding young postal worker could want in our hands-on mail-themed play space.

  • Sorted! The Postal Play Space

    There's sackloads of fun to be had in our postal play space, specially for children aged 8 and under!

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  • Ways to play

    Everyone loves getting hands-on! The Postal Museum and Mail Rail offer lots of interactive opportunities for kids (and big kids!) of all ages.

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