The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Day trips & excursions

The Postal Museum and Mail Rail

Language: English
Availability: Monday-Sunday 10.00am- 5.00pm
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 1 hour 30 minutes
Do this because
  • Discover the history of the British post
  • Learn about the story of the 100-year-old miniature postal railway
  • Enjoy the Mail Rail ride
  • Includes all entrance tickets so that you can book everything together
  • Bring the whole family - everyone will love it
  • Perfect for the whole family to experience - the more the merrier
  • Unique experience - definitely something to write home about
  • A perfect experience for kids - spark their imaginations
What to expect

Step into the colourful galleries at the Postal Museum to discover exciting and unexpected stories from five centuries of British and world history through the eyes of the first social network. From an escaped lioness to a five-wheeled cycle and even the odd pistol, too - there's nothing ordinary about the story of the post. Explore the interactive displays to try your hand as a Mail Coach guard, send a message via pneumatic tube or even put your face on a stamp. Your ticket also includes access to the Mail Rail ride and exhibition across the road. Reveal the story of the 100-year-old miniature postal railway. Hear about the people that kept it running before trying your hand at sorting the mail on a travelling Post Office train carriage with its very own wobbly floor.
There’s nothing ordinary about the story of the post. From five-wheeled cycles androckets to a lioness and flintlock pistols, the award-winning Postal Museum offers a surprising and entertaining half day out for all ages.
Forget what you think you know about the post and visit one of London's newest museums to discover just what it took to keep us all in touch.

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What's included
  • Mail Rail ride
  • Entrance to the Postal Museum
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
Reduced price
  • Children 3-15 years old
  • Young person 16-24 years old
Where

15-20 Phoenix Place, WC1X 0DA, London

What to remember
  • Your chosen timeslot is for the ride on the Mail Rail underground train
  • You must use your ticket for the Postal Museum on the same day of the Mail Rail ride
  • Please note that your ticket provides a time slot for the Mail Rail departure, not a specific departure time
  • The museum starts closing at 4.45pm, last train departs at 4.15pm
  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes earlier to have time to enter and to get to the ride
  • You can visit the museum before your timeslot or after at your leisure
  • If you have purchased a downloadable Audio Guide show your ticket at the ticket desk when you visit to collect your Audio Guide access code. Please note you require your own device to use the audio guide, and headphones are advisable. Download the CloudGuide app on App Store or Play Store or by visiting cloudguide.me/the-postal-museum before you visit
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When
  • Your chosen timeslot is for the ride on the Mail Rail underground train
  • You must use your ticket for the Postal Museum on the same day of the Mail ride
  • The Postal Museum is open from Monday to Sunday from 10.00am to 5.00pm

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Provider
The Postal Museum
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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