07 July 2024 / 10:00 - 17:00
The Postal Museum
For current and past Royal Mail Staff
£1 per person including family and friends

An unmissable day out for current and past Royal Mail staff and their friends and family. This special Royal Mail Open Day is themed around Mail Rail, aimed at people who worked on or experienced the railway before it closed in 2003. Visitors will be able to ride on Mail Rail, share their recollections of the railway, and take part in hands-on activities such as object handling and crafting.

Join family activities
Explore the collections
A Dad carries his young child in the Mail Rail queue
Ride Mail Rail
Our curator Corrine listens as a Postal worker and his wife talk through their Post Office experience
Explore the collections


You can also visit our current exhibition Dressed to Deliver


  • Booking essential.
  • £1 per person for staff and accompanying family members and friends.
  • Current staff should bring their Royal Mail ID card with them to gain entry.
  • Admission includes entry to all exhibitions, activities and an optional ride on Mail Rail.

Booking / Contact information

  • Places are limited and must be pre-booked.
  • To make a booking, click on the link below or contact the Bookings Support Team by emailing [email protected] or calling 0300 0300 700.

Add Sorted! to your visit

  • Ground floor of Mail Rail.
  • Enjoy a 45-minute session in our play area for children aged 8 and under.
  • Book Sorted! with your visit for £2 per child. Adults do not need a ticket.

Mail Rail access

  • The size and design of the ride carriages and the evacuation procedure means Mail Rail is not suitable for all visitors.
  • See the Mail Rail page to find out more about ride restrictions and what to expect, in order to help you decide if riding is suitable for you.

Pre-visit information

  • To help you plan your trip, visit our Accessibility page for useful information, including a visual story and a pre-visit film.