What's on at The Postal Museum

We cater to curious minds at The Postal Museum, so we're putting together a smorgasbord of tantalising events.

You’ll be able to unearth centuries-old secrets from our Archive, go on intriguing tours with our experts, and hear tales of derring-do, mischief and the weird and wonderful from an eclectic range of speakers.

And if that isn’t enough to whet your appetite, we’ll be hosting a series of Late Events, from craft and food workshops to film screenings – it’s time to get excited.

Watch out for our What’s On Guide and updates right here to find out more.

The next seven days

    • now on display
    • 10:00
    • Exhibition

    Writing Home – Letters as a lifeline

    Uncover inspiring stories showing the power of the post to connect loved ones living apart.

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    • Once a month
    • 11:00
    • Daytime event

    GPO London Walking Tour

    Reveal how the ingenuity of the postal service shaped today's world on this walking tour. Tours happen once a month.

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Further ahead

    • 21 November 2017
    • 13:00
    • Archive

    Catalogue Squad

    Fancy getting up close and personal with the stuff of history? Want to try your hand at being an archivist? Learn about how we catalogue and preserve historical materials for the future.

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    • 22 November 2017
    • 10:00
    • Christmas

    Festive Events to Book Now

    Museum lates, Christmas concerts and more. Have yourself a merry little time at The Postal Museum this festive season!

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    • 22 November 2017
    • 11:00
    • Daytime event

    Family History in the Post Office

    Visit our Discovery Room to learn more about your postal ancestors. An experienced member of staff will be on hand to to discuss your own family history.

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    • 02 December 2017
    • 11:30
    • Daytime event

    Christmas Storytelling: A Curious Christmas Tale

    Join our storyteller Olivia Armstrong for a magical Christmas story.

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    • 26 November 2017
    • 11:30
    • Daytime event

    Storytelling: The legend of the lioness and other curious tales

    Join our storyteller Olivia Armstrong on a journey through the curious tales of the postal past.

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    • 03 December 2017
    • 11:00
    • Daytime event

    Christmas Arts and Crafts: Dear Santa Claus…

    Christmas is coming. Write and send your letter to Santa Claus for free - stamps and magic dust provided!

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    • 05 December 2017
    • 18:30
    • Evening Events

    Late Opening: A Christmas Concert with The Royal Mail Choir

    Join the Royal Mail Choir at The Postal Museum for a festive evening of Christmas carols, postal pop songs, minced pies and mulled wine.

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Past events

    • 18 November 2017
    • 11:00
    • Daytime event

    Family History in the Post Office

    Visit our Discovery Room to learn more about your postal ancestors. An experienced member of staff will be on hand to to discuss your own family history.

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    • 19 November 2017
    • 10:00
    • Daytime event

    Galleries Alive: Meet postal people from the past

    Step back in time and meet postal people from the past! Look out for pop-up performances throughout The Postal Museum exhibition.

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    • 23 October 2017
    • 11:30
    • Daytime event

    Family Exhibition Tour: The Journey of a Letter

    Join our family tour of The Postal Museum and discover the weird and wonderful journey of a letter.

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    • 28 October 2017
    • 10:00
    • Daytime event

    Halloween Galleries Alive: Meet postal people from the past

    Step back in time and meet Joseph Pike, fearless guard of the Quicksilver mail coach. Look out for our Halloween special pop-up performances throughout The Postal Museum exhibition.

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    • 11 October 2017
    • 19:00
    • Evening Events

    Comedy with Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz

    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.

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    • 28 July 2017
    • 10:00
    • Daytime event

    Stories come to life

    Storytelling, face painting and craft. This weekend is about stories in a big way.

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    • 05 August 2017
    • 10:00
    • Family Event

    The Perilous Post

    Shiver me timbers. Discover the tales of the high seas and so much more in a whole new way.

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    • 03 November 2017
    • 17:30
    • Evening Events

    Stuart Rossiter Memorial Mail Rail Lecture

    The Postal's Museum's Head of Collections, Chris Taft, delivers the Stuart Rossiter Annual Lecture on the subject of Mail Rail.

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    • 23 October 2017
    • 10:00
    • Daytime event

    October Half Term

    Looking for something for the kids half term? We've got your day sorted with a host of activities.

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    • 28 July - 13 August
    • 10:00
    • Daytime event

    Family Extravaganza

    We are opening with a bang! Enjoy our family friendly interactive exhibitions and so much more.

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    • 21 August 2017
    • 10:00
    • Family Event

    Summer Family Discount

    Special family discount! Bring a family of four to The Postal Museum for the price of one adult.

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    • Monday 21 & 28 August
    • 11:00
    • Daytime event

    Mail Rail Science Show

    Travel through time to meet an engineer and take part in fun experiments. Discover the postal railway that moved mail under London for over 75 years!

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    • 25 October 2017
    • 11:00
    • Daytime event

    Arts & Crafts: Imagination Invitation

    Plan your own picnic, tea party or banquet for your favourite fairy tale character.

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    • 01 June 2016
    • 13:00
    • Event

    Museum store tour

    Join us on a curator-led behind the scenes tour for a walk through hundreds of years of British social history, and get up-close to some of our most iconic objects.

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    • 01 December 2015
    • 10:00
    • Exhibition

    Unstitching the Uniform

    Discover the fascinating developments in postal uniform, through the eyes - and hands - of The Amies.

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    • 27 October 2017
    • 11:00
    • Daytime event

    Halloween Arts and Crafts: Letter from a petrified post boy

    250 years ago, post boys witnessed ghastly goings on delivering the mail. Write a letter imagining you're a post boy telling the story of your ghostly encounter.

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    • Mondays and Fridays
    • 11:00
    • Daytime event

    Mini Artivists: Perilous post arts & crafts

    Make and take home arts and crafts inspired by tales of perilous post. *On these dates: 31 July, 4, 7, 14, 18 August & 1 September.

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    • 24 October 2017
    • 11:00
    • Daytime event

    Artist Led Workshop: Mapping the Post

    The challenge is on! Join artist Ella Phillips and invent a new way to deliver the post using recycled materials and junk.

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    • 26 October 2017
    • 11:00
    • Daytime event

    Artist Led Workshop: Mail Miniatures

    From print making to creating shrunken plastic jewelry, be inspired by intriguing stories in The Postal Museum with artist Susie Foster.

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    • 01 June 2016
    • 15:00
    • Event

    Archive tour

    Join one of our Archivists for an introduction to the extraordinary social history collections of The Postal Museum with a behind the scenes tour of the archive.

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    • 12 September 2017
    • 19:00
    • Evening Events

    Mail Rail Quiz with Londonist

    Come and test your knowledge at what might just be the world's first quiz in an abandoned underground railway.

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    • 29 October 2017
    • 11:30
    • Daytime event

    Halloween Storytelling: When the post encountered the ghost

    Join our storyteller Olivia Armstrong for a Halloween special story!

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