The Great Train Robbery: Crime & The Post
11 October 2019 – April 2020
The Postal Museum Exhibition
Included in ticket
Revisit The Great Train Robbery and unearth the role of the Post Office’s own investigation department in piecing together this and other crimes, shedding light on the human stories of the victims through never before seen artefacts, objects and personal accounts.Book Now
The £2.6 million stolen was wrapped up in high-value packets, dozens of which are on display.
The victims’ stories
Recently released first-hand witness accounts from those onboard the train as the robbery took place.
The gang’s hideaway
See rarely displayed evidence retrieved from Leatherslade Farm in a reconstruction of the farm’s kitchen.
Inside the investigation
Read documents like observation reports detailing movements of the criminals, their associates and a suspect list.
The investigation office
Step into an interactive 1960s postal investigation office to piece together crimes and uncover investigation techniques.
Crime prevention gadgets
Other crimes, from mass murder to forgeries, the curious inventions and gadgets created to foil them and the Post Office’s role in tracking down the perpetrators.
Also of interest
See what else is on during Crime Season at The Postal Museum.