Join an accredited guide for walking tours through 350 years of London Postal History. Choose from upcoming tour dates in 2019.
Pick up our brand-new family trail, taking wannabe engineers around the Mail Rail exhibition. Designed by illustrator Salvatore Rubbino.
This exhibit takes you behind the scenes at Aardman, revealing the creative process of making a special set of Wallace & Gromit Christmas stamps.
Visit the Discovery Room in The Postal Museum for mini-exhibitions on greetings telegrams, book-themed stamps and the 1916 Easter Rising.
Join us for BSL tours of The Postal Museum and Mail Rail exhibitions, and ride on Mail Rail.
We're opening up the 100-year-old Mail Rail tunnels for an exclusive underground walking tour that will allow you to discover one of London’s best-kept secrets.
Discover how to craft a model of a world-famous character with an expert model maker from the Aardman studios.
Catch Wallace and Gromit on the screen in a unique family-friendly cinema experience in the atmospheric Mail Rail depot.
Inspired by the original Machin sculpture in our collection, create your own stamp-sized selfie sculpture from a clay mould to take home.
Print your own design on a tote bag, inspired by posters from the museum collection.
Find out about the impact of Easter Rising on the postal service and the efforts made to ensure communications remained open.
Make a mini stamp souvenir on shrink plastic, inspired by the Wallace and Gromit stamp artwork on display in the galleries.
Join Aardman friends – Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Morph- on a fun family Easter egg hunt.
Sponsor a Sleeper today, and join walking tours through the hidden underground tunnels of Mail Rail.
Join an audio described tour of The Postal Museum and ride Mail Rail. This tour is suitable for blind and partially-sighted visitors, and is co-delivered by an audio describer and a curator.
In this interactive session, journey on board an imaginary Mail Coach. Adventurers will meet all sorts of characters and travel through the countryside before arriving in 18th century London town.
Meet the renowned Rowland Hill – the man whose idea of the Penny Black stamp changed communication all over the world.
Victorians were renowned for their outside-the-box inventions. Inspired by their fancy attire, make your own Victorian Top Hat ‘thinking cap’ in this drop-in crafts session.
Discover wacky and unusual vehicles used to transport the post – then design your own ultimate delivery vehicle in this fun design and craft session with artist Susie Foster.
Give spin painting a whirl and make beautiful paint patterns in this arts and crafts workshop.
Make and decorate your own mini-model glider plane at this drop-in arts and crafts session.
Little engineers are invited to come and make their very own Mail Rail toolbox with kids’ story book illustrator Salvatore Rubbino.
In this afternoon talk, find out more about the history of The National Postal Museum - predecessor to The Postal Museum.
Learn about why Greetings Telegrams were introduced, the development, and withdrawal of the service.
For a short time only, the subterranean Mail Rail Ride will get a festive makeover.
Step back in time with storyteller Olivia Armstrong, and discover the story behind the invention of the Christmas card in this enchanting, interactive storytelling session.
This Christmas, we're opening up the 100-year-old Mail Rail tunnels for an exclusive underground walk that will allow guests to discover one of London’s best-kept secrets.
Explore exciting behind the scenes experiences at other established institutions as well as at The Postal Museum.
To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, Head of Collections Chris Taft will present a talk highlighting the role of the Postal Service during the Great War.
Who remembers working with floppy disks, and CD ROMs? This talk will explore how archivists are seeking to make this content available for future generations.
Join us and Tibs the Post Office cat this Museum Shop Sunday, for cat mask making and 30% off all Tibs products in the shop.
Reveal how the ingenuity of the postal service shaped today's world on this walking tour. Tours happen once a month.
Hear about the role and history of The Post Office Rifles in the First World War. There will also be the chance to ask general questions about the role of the postal services during the war.
In this talk, find out how letters were delivered during the First World War and why they were so important. Hear about the letters of soldier and poet Wilfred Owen.
Special evening as part of the 2018 Bloomsbury Festival, celebrating the hilarious letters of Mrs. Edna Welthorpe – pseudonym of 60s playwright Joe Orton.
Find out more about the 1918 mailboat disaster, the greatest single loss of life in the Irish Sea.
Find out more about the lives and work of post office cats since their first official appointment 150 years ago.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the F-type pillar box, Senior Curator Julian Stray explores the design, development and history of this box.
Find out more about the infamous attack on a Travelling Post Office in August 1963.
Talk and tour. Join our Senior Archivist to find out more about The Postal Museum’s original copy of Ulysses.
Talk and tour. Join our Senior Archivist to find out more about the 70th anniversary of the first public mail service by helicopter.
The Postal's Museum's Head of Collections, Chris Taft, delivers the Stuart Rossiter Annual Lecture on the subject of Mail Rail.
Join Robert Popper and his alter-ego Robin Cooper, as he discusses and reads from the weird and wonderful world of his bestselling Timewaster Letters books.
Come and test your knowledge at what might just be the world's first quiz in an abandoned underground railway.
Uncover inspiring stories showing the power of the post to connect loved ones living apart.