Later this month, there will be an exceptionally rare chance to walk through the mothballed Post Office Railway tunnels.

Under plans for The Postal Museum, due to open at the end of 2016, visitors will be able to take a train ride through a section of the tunnels for the first time in its history… and as part of the Bloomsbury Festival you have the opportunity to explore this hidden treasure on foot before it opens to the public.

Don your hard hat and join us for a torch-lit walk through part of this subterranean network. From the old maintenance depot where trains were brought for in-house repairs, down 70 feet below the surface to the abandoned station at Mount Pleasant, this bespoke curator-led tour will reveal how the railway kept the country’s mail moving for more than three quarters of a century, and the plans for its future.

There are three walks — on Friday 23rd October at 4pm, 6pm & 8pm

Tickets cost £15 (plus £2.50 booking fee).

Book tickets here.


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  1. Lorraine Grey says:

    This will be an exceptional opportunity for photographers

  2. John Mac says:

    Sold out 🙁

  3. Jeremy de Souza says:

    As these sold out so fast, any chance of more visits being arranged? Please let me know if you do! Many thanks. Jeremy

  4. Withheld says:

    I assume Ian got one before it went on sale for free?

  5. DAVID HANCOCK says:

    I think we are very very lucky to have this blog, I have done well out of this blog, being alerted to the steam on the met, amongst other things. we would all be well advised to not shoot the messenger. Ian doesnt get paid for this and relies on sponsorship, He does an excellent job

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