What to expect

Ride through hidden tunnels and discover a unique piece of industrial heritage, then explore inspiring exhibitions packed with incredible objects, exciting stories and fun-filled interactive displays.

This Christmas at The Postal Museum visitors can enjoy a festive twist on Mail Rail, new gallery displays and special family fun days.

Book Tickets

Included in your museum ticket

Tickets include unlimited access to all exhibitions for one year from the date of your visit and one ride on Mail Rail, valid on your first visit to the Museum.

  • Mail Rail

    Secret, forgotten and abandoned until now. Take a ride and explore this unique experience.

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  • Exhibitions

    From cryptic Victorian Valentine cards to a lion encountered on Salisbury Plain. There’s nothing ordinary about the story of the post.

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  • Wish You Were Here: 151 Years of the British Postcard

    Wish You Were Here celebrates and explores the iconic role the postcard has played in connecting people for more than a century and a half.

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    • Event
    • 03 Nov 2021 - 02 Jan 2022
    • 10:30

    Christmas at The Postal Museum

    The Postal Museum brings festive spirit to London with the Mail Rail Christmas ride, nostalgic letters to Santa and family fun days.

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Add to your visit

Add tickets for Sorted! The Postal Play Space to your visit for those bringing children 0-8, or book a research session in The Discovery Room, our public access archives room.

  • Sorted! The Postal Play Space

    There's sackloads of fun to be had in our indoor play area specially for kids aged 8 and under!

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  • The Archive

    The Discovery Room is the place to come to delve deeper into the history of the postal service, and where you can study original archive material.

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Eat, drink and shop

The Counter Cafe is the perfect place for a meal or quick pick me up, and you can find great gifts and inspiring stationery in our two shops.

  • The Counter Café

    Stop by The Counter Café for fresh, seasonal food and expertly made barista coffee.

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  • Shop

    Visit our shops in The Postal Museum and Mail Rail for a range of products drawing inspiration from our beautiful design led collections and industrial heritage.

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Day Out With The Kids Family Favourites Awards Winner 2018. Recommended in Lonely Planet's Ultimate UK Travelist.