The Postal Museum - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the The Postal Museum

A museum of postal and Royal Mail history, and also tickets include rides in the Post Office's famous underground railway, now repurposed as a visitor attraction.

Tickets can be bought for just the museum, or for both the museum and the ride.

A cafe is also inside the museum.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

The Postal Museum,
15-20 Phoenix Place,
London,
WC1X 0DA

Link to The Postal Museum's website

 

Exhibitions open at the moment

Sorting Britain: The Power of Postcodes
Discover the ground-breaking technology that changed the post forever in a new exhibition.
Sorting Britain: The Power of Postcodes
10:30am to 5pm
Farringdon
Ends on Sun 1st January 2023
2022-03-30
2023-01-01

Future events at The Postal Museum

Unfortunately, there seems to be nothing special happening today. Sorry about that!

 

The Postal Museum Map

 

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to wear a face mask when visiting?

The UK government does not require face masks to be work indoors at the moment, but many venues ask people to wear them, and can refuse entry if they need to.

What's the nearest railway station to The Postal Museum

The nearest station is Russell Square which is 0.5 miles away.


The Postal Museum - Latest News

New exhibition looks at the fascinating (yes, really) history of the Post Code
New exhibition looks at the fascinating (yes, really) history of the Post Code

Something that permeates most of our lives but which we give hardly a thought to is the Post Code, that short set of digits at the end of an address that more than anything above it ensures letters get to the correct place.

More dates added to walk through the Mail Rail tunnels
More dates added to walk through the Mail Rail tunnels

The Postal Museum has announced fresh dates for the chance to walk through the tunnels under Mount Pleasent where the Mail Rail used to carry the post.

Mail Rail tunnel walks return with a new bit added for Christmas
Mail Rail tunnel walks return with a new bit added for Christmas

The Mail Rail is resuming its occasional walks through the old rail tunnels and will be adding an extra detour for Christmas to a part that’s not normally accessible.

Tickets Alert: Take a walk though the Mail Rail tunnels
Tickets Alert: Take a walk though the Mail Rail tunnels

The Postal Museum has announced fresh dates for the chance to walk through the tunnels under Mount Pleasent where the Mail Rail used to carry the post.

Tickets Alert: Take a walk through the Mail Rail tunnels
Tickets Alert: Take a walk through the Mail Rail tunnels

More dates have been announced for a chance to walk through the tunnels deep under Clerkenwell once used by the Post Office’s private Mail Rail trains.

Postal Museum tickets on sale for a reopening from 20th May
Postal Museum tickets on sale for a reopening from 20th May

The Postal Museum has started selling tickets for people keen to book a ride in the mail rail tunnels.

Tickets Alert: Walk through the Mail Rail tunnels
Tickets Alert: Walk through the Mail Rail tunnels

More dates have been announced for a chance to walk through the tunnels deep under Clerkenwell once used by the Post Office’s private Mail Rail trains.

The Postal Museum’s Mail Rail tours resume later this month
The Postal Museum’s Mail Rail tours resume later this month

Tours through the Post Office’s disused Mail Rail tunnels will resume later this month having been closed since the pandemic lockdown started.

Tickets Alert: Walk through an underground train tunnel
Tickets Alert: Walk through an underground train tunnel

This coming Saturday, there’s a chance to walk through the tunnels deep under Clerkenwell once used by the Post Office’s private Mail Rail trains.

Take a drivers eye trip along the Mail Rail
Take a drivers eye trip along the Mail Rail

While the Postal Museum is closed to the public, they’ve put a video of a trip down the mail rail tunnels on their website.

Free entry to the Postal Museum during May
Free entry to the Postal Museum during May

The Postal Museum is marking the bicentenary of the birth of Queen Victoria by offering free entry to the museum — if your name is Victoria.

Chance to walk though the Post Office railway tunnels
Chance to walk though the Post Office railway tunnels

There’s an opportunity to have not one, but three visits to walk through the Post Office’s famous railway tunnels over the next five years.

London’s newest museum – the Postal and Mail Rail
London’s newest museum – the Postal and Mail Rail

A new museum has opened in London, and deep underneath, it has the ultimate toy — it’s very own private tube tunnel railway, and you can go for a ride in it.

Tickets Alert: Tours of the mothballed Post Office railway
Tickets Alert: Tours of the mothballed Post Office railway

The long abandoned Post Office Railway is to start tours from July, with tickets going on sale next month.

Take a ride through the Post Office Railway tunnels
Take a ride through the Post Office Railway tunnels

Around the middle of next year, it will be possible to take a ride through the disused tunnels of the Post Office Railway.

Post Office Railway a step closer to offering public tours
Post Office Railway a step closer to offering public tours

Plans to open the mothballed Post Office Railway to the public as part of a new museum got a boost today when the Heritage Lottery Fund allocated a £4.5 million grant to the British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA).

Abandoned Mail Rail to Open to the Public for Tours
Abandoned Mail Rail to Open to the Public for Tours

One step closer to taking a trip in a curious little train under the streets of London after Islington Council approved an application to open up the Mail Rail to the general public.

The abandoned Post Office Railway to be opened to the public
The abandoned Post Office Railway to be opened to the public

As I am sure you are all aware, the Post Office has its own private railway that runs under London and it lies abandoned and empty. However, it’s ghostly slumbers may be about to be disturbed.

The Post Office Robot Railway

I have this rather old news footage of the famous Post Office railway which ran under central London until it was shut down in 2003.

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