11 September - 6 November / 10:00 - 17:00
The Discovery Room
First Floor, The Postal Museum
Drop-in, tickets not required

Visit the Discovery Room in The Postal Museum for mini-exhibitions on Post Office Cats, RMS Leinster and the famous prank letters of playwright Joe Orton as Mrs Edna Welthorpe.

150 years of Post Office Cats. 11 – 29 September 2018
RMS Leinster. 2 – 16 October, and 23 October – 6 November.
Joe Orton’s Prank Letters. 17 – 20 October 2018

RMS Leinster

23 October – 6 November

Display marking the 100th anniversary of the 1918 sinking of a mailboat on its way from Ireland to Wales by a German U-boat; the greatest single loss of life in the Irish Sea.


Bloomsbury Festival 2018 Yours Faithfully, Edna Welthorpe (Mrs) – Joe Orton’s Prank Letters

17 – 20 October

A display of Orton-related archive material, including the famous Edna letters and a selection of library book covers creatively doctored by Joe and his partner Kenneth Halliwell whilst living locally in Islington.


150 years of Post Office Cats

11 – 29 September

In September 1868 the Post Office appointed its first official mousers. Through selected material from the Royal Mail Archive, we illustrate the story of postal cats over the next century.