Support a Sleeper

Be a part of history and see the name of your choice on a sleeper in our Mail Rail tunnels whilst supporting us to help keep our museum running.

A fantastic gift to yourself, for friends, colleagues or family, or a way to remember a loved one.

Our original wooden sleepers need constant care so they can continue to carry thousands of visitors a year through Mail Rail’s tunnels. 

A closeup view of a silver coloured metal plaque, fixed to a wooden sleeper rail on the floor of the Mail Rail tunnel.
A group of people on high vis vests and hard hats look at one of the sleepers on the Rail Mail tracks
View your sleeper plaque on a Tunnel Walk
A closeup view of several silver coloured metal plaques, fixed to wooden sleeper rails on the floor of the Mail Rail tunnel.
Be a part of Mail Rail history

Support a Sleeper for a donation of £500 to make your mark in the tunnel. Yours, or a loved one’s name, will be featured on a Mail Rail sleeper. You’ll enjoy exclusive benefits and you’ll be helping us care for this marvel of engineering so it can be enjoyed by future generations for years to come.

Benefits for Supporters

As a Sleeper Supporter, for your £500 donation you will receive:

  • Engraved plaque with a name of your choice on a dedicated Mail Rail sleeper for five years (with an option to renew). 
  • Two tickets for you to join a unique Tunnel Walk where you can view your sleeper plaque and explore the 100-year-old Mail Rail’s tunnels on foot with our expert guides.  
  • Two tickets to visit us at The Postal Museum to ride the unmissable Mail Rail and explore postal history and our exhibitions.  
  • A certificate of authenticity with your unique sleeper number and a welcome pack. 
  • Your chosen sleeper name also featured on our Sleeper Supporter page on our website.  


Read the full Support a Sleeper Terms and Conditions (PDF).

Once we’ve received your donation, we will be in touch to confirm your plaque details and with further information about booking onto Tunnel Walks to view your plaque.
If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]