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.

Address

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

Link to The Postal Museum's website

 

Exhibitions opening soon

Wish You Were Here: 151 Years of the British Postcard
This exhibition celebrates and explores the iconic role the postcard has played in connecting people for more than a century and a half.
Open from Sun 2nd May to Sun 2nd January 2022
Wish You Were Here: 151 Years of the British Postcard
2021-04-20
2021-04-20
 

The Postal Museum Map

 

Fequently asked questions

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


The Postal Museum - Latest News

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.

 

Recent exhibitions

An exhibition that reveals sunken, forgotten letters recently recovered from a shipwreck.
2021-04-20
2021-04-20
Wallace & Gromit Christmas Stamps Exhibit
This exhibit takes you behind the scenes at Aardman revealing the creative process of making a special set of Christmas stamps for Royal Mail.
2021-04-20
2021-04-20
The Great Train Robbery: Crime & The Post
Explore one of the most audacious crimes of the 20th Century and the subsequent investigation, alongside other stories of crime through the post.
2021-04-20
2021-04-20

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