The Postal Museum

Following the Government’s announcement of a National Lockdown, the Museum is temporarily closed. We’re taking bookings from 20 May 2021.

Ticket includes unlimited access to The Postal Museum for one year from the date of your visit and one ride on Mail Rail, valid on your first visit to the Museum.

Adult (25+) £16
Young Person (16-24) £11
Child (3-15) £9
Disabled Adult + companion £14
Disabled Young Person + companion £9
Disabled Child + companion £7
National Art Pass £6
Audio Guide (Downloadable in EN, FR, ES, IT, DE. Own smartphone required.) £2.99

Please check Mail Rail ride rules and accessibility before booking if you have any concerns about the ride.

By purchasing tickets you are agreeing to our Ticket Terms & Conditions. Tickets are not eligible for refunds or cancellation. See FAQs for more information.

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Sorted! The Postal Play Space

We are not currently taking bookings for Sorted!. Sign up to our Newsletter to find out when we plan to start taking bookings again.


Members who would like to visit and include any unredeemed rides on Mail Rail can do so here. You can also purchase additional Mail Rail rides (Tops ups) if you have used all your membership benefits.

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If you are a member who would like to revisit the museum without redeeming one of your Mail Rail rides, please email us at least 24 hours before your intended visit including your Membership number: [email protected]

Not a member? Find out about the great benefits and helping to ensure the life of the collection on our Membership page

Annual Ticket Holders

If you are an Annual Ticket holder who would like to revisit the museum without booking an additional ride on Mail Rail, please email us at least 24 hours before your intended visit from the original booker’s email address: [email protected]

Annual Ticket holders who would like to visit and include a ride on Mail Rail can purchase a Mail Rail only ticket for £6 per person (Tops up), regardless of the original ticket type. Please note, this is for valid Annual Ticket holders only. Your existing ticket will need to be presented alongside your new Mail Rail ticket.

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Gift Vouchers

Treat your loved one to an experience they’ll never forget with a Gift Voucher to The Postal Museum. Find out more about purchasing and redeeming vouchers on our Gift Voucher page.

Gift Vouchers


While London remains on alert for COVID-19, you may only plan to visit with members of your household/support bubble.

Exceptions include group/coach tours, where appropriate risk assessments are in place demonstrating how bubbles/households will be kept separate when indoors.

We can move your booking to a later date or offer you credit to rebook with us in 2021. Alternatively you can arrange to come to the museum with your tickets, but when inside the building, you must only mix with your own household/ bubble at all times. Tickets are non-refundable.

The Postal Museum & Mail Rail

  • Adult (25+)
  • Young person (16-24)
  • Child (3-15) – Under 3s don’t need a ticket
  • Disabled visitors – Includes a free companion ticket
  • Royal Mail staff – One free entry is available to current employees. Visits must be booked online and valid ID shown on the day to gain entry

The above tickets include:

  • Unlimited access to our exhibitions for one year from the date of first visit
  • One ride on Mail Rail (valid on your first visit at your chosen time slot)

Sorted! The Postal Play Space

  • Sorted remains closed

Membership at The Postal Museum

We offer three types of Membership, each with different ticket allocations and other benefits:

  • Individual
  • Joint
  • Family

Join or buy as a gift on our Membership page. Find out more >

Tickets are currently available for May to December 2021.

Tickets must be booked in advance. If you have trouble booking online, please contact us: 

Tickets are non-refundable, as by purchasing a ticket you are making a donation to the museum, a registered charity. Read our Ticket Terms & Conditions for more information.

We are able to move your tickets to a future date if you are asked to self-isolate, local restrictions mean you can’t travel or you have been advised to or live with a shielding person. In the event the museum closes due to COVID-19 you will be offered credit to return on a future date when the museum re-opens.

The Postal Museum has severe capacity reductions caused by Covid-19, in order to ensure social distancing on the Mail Rail train and throughout a visit. If you would like to enquire about bringing a group to the museum, please visit our groups booking page for the most up to date information.

If you visited us in the past year, you already hold an annual ticket which gives you free entry to our galleries and which you can upgrade to ride on Mail Rail for £6. You must book in advance, see the ‘Annual Ticket Holders’ section of this page. Subject to availability.

Gift Aid allows us to claim an extra 25p for every £1 you pay at no cost to you. You have the option to add Gift Aid when booking your tickets.

To qualify for Gift Aid you must:

  • be a UK tax payer
  • have paid the same amount or more in Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax in that tax year
  • agree to Gift Aid being claimed

Yes, you can select an Art Pass ticket on the tickets page. Entry with Art Pass is £6 and includes The Postal Museum exhibitions and a ride on Mail Rail. These must be booked in advance as we currently don’t allow any walk up sales.

You can buy Gift Vouchers for General Admission tickets online and print them at home. They are redeemable for up to 1 year after purchase. Find out more >

Gift Memberships can be purchased on our Membership page. Find out more >

You can become a member or buy as a gift on our Membership page. Find out more >

If you booked with us and your visit was cancelled because of closure, you will have received a notification that you can move your booking and instructions about how to do this. If you have not recieved this email, please contact our Box Office for instructions.

Treat your loved one to an experience they’ll never forget! Get them a Gift Voucher to explore Mail Rail and The Postal Museum.

You can buy Gift Vouchers for tickets online and print them at home. They are redeemable for up to 1 year after purchase:

Gift Vouchers

If you have an unused gift voucher which has expired in the period of time that we have been closed to the public, we have extended the date you can redeem your voucher to 31 May 2021. Please contact the Box Office by this date to book with your expired vouchers and we will assist you.

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