We’re pleased to confirm that The Postal Museum & Mail Rail – London’s most anticipated new heritage attraction – will officially open to the public on Friday 28 July 2017.

Abandoned rolling stock in the Mail Rail tunnels © The Postal Museum / Miles Willis

Visit the museum’s galleries and take a journey through five centuries of world-class curiosities, providing a different, previously unseen view on some of the world’s most significant historical events, and an insight into the quirky beginnings of the earliest social network.

Once you’ve taken in the museum, head over the road to a subterranean world that – up until now – has remained hidden from public view.

Descend into the old engineering depot of Mail Rail – the one hundred year old little-known Post Office railway – and board a specially designed miniature train for a ride through the narrow subterranean tunnels. Stopping at the original Mount Pleasant station platforms, an impressive audio visual display will take you back in time, giving an insight into the heyday of the railway.

Mail Rail will also have a dedicated and interactive children’s play zone: Sorted! Here is a sneak peek:

Sorted! The Postal Play Space at The Postal Museum

Adrian Steel, Director of The Postal Museum, said:

“It’s fantastic to be able to announce our opening date. Our new home is much more than a traditional museum. We want our visitors to discover our stories through interactive digital and physical displays, bringing them to life. Along with an immersive ride through Mail Rail’s original tunnels, it promises to offer something for everyone. We can’t wait to start welcoming people through our doors so they can experience it all for themselves.”

The Postal Museum has been made possible through the generous support of a number of organisations and individuals, including National Lottery players through the  Heritage Lottery Fund, Royal Mail and Post Office Limited. A big thank you to all of them.

Adult tickets will cost £16 inclusive of an optional £1.50 voluntary donation. A ticket on-sale date will be confirmed shortly, along with full ticketing information, including child, group and concession rates.

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