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

    • Select Sundays
    • 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 galleries of The Postal Museum.

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    • 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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Further ahead

    • 11 October 2017
    • 19:00
    • Evening Events

    The Timewaster Letters with Robert Popper

    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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    • 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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    • 05 December 2017
    • 19:00
    • Evening Events

    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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    • 22 November 2017
    • 19:00
    • Evening Events

    Post Early for Christmas with Letter Lounge

    The Postal Museum and Letter Lounge invite you to a late opening celebrating the lost art of letter writing. When was the last time you wrote a letter?

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    • Select Saturdays and Sundays
    • 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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    • 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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Past events

    • 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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    • 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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    • 23 August 2017
    • 11:00
    • Daytime event

    Design your own The Jolly Postman picnic

    Dress up and use character role play, song, movement and music to bring this popular children’s story to life.

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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Every Tuesday in August
    • 11:00
    • Daytime event

    Tuesday Tallent: Artist-led workshop

    Step into his shoes of famous designer Stephen Tallents to show off your creative talent in artist-led workshops.

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    • Every Thursday in August
    • 11:00
    • Daytime event

    Mail Art! Artist-led workshop

    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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