The Postal Museum and Mail Rail

  • Uncover the fascinating history of post
  • See the world-famous Penny Black stamps
  • Ride on the underground Post Rail
  • See a Victorian miniature rail car
  • Admission to The Postal Museum exhibition galleries
    Ride on Mail Rail
    Sorted! The Postal Play Space is not included
    Annual ticket (available as an upgrade onsite)
    Audio guide and headphones
    Important Information
    Opening Hours

    Opening hours

    Wednesday to Sunday: 10.00am – 5.00pm (last entry 3.30pm)

    Monday and Tuesday: Closed

    Planned closures: 24th to 26th of December

    Venue Location:

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

    Please note:

    Once booked, this tour cannot be cancelled
    Upgrade to an Annual Ticket on the day for £2.00 per person. Provides unlimited entry to the exhibitions for a full year
    You must be able to walk 100m unaided to ride on Mail Rail.
    Your visit starts at Mail Rail, please ensure you arrive at least 15 minutes before the timeslot shown on your ticket. Failure to arrive on time may result in being unable to ride Mail Rail.
    Audio Guide is NOT included on your entrance tickets, and must be purchased separately.
    Audio Guide can be downloaded for the price of £2.99 to your own mobile device - Available in German, French, Italian, Spanish and English.
    The Postal Museum does not provide headphones for the Audio Guide, please bring your own as there are not available for purchase on site.


    There’s nothing ordinary about the story of the post. From five-wheeled cycles and rockets to a lioness and flintlock pistols, the award-winning Postal Museum offers a surprising and entertaining half day out for all ages.

    See a restored Post Coach that thundered across 1800s Britain, get up close to the only existing sheets of the world’s first postage stamp, the Penny Black, and explore Post Rail – one of London’s hidden gems – with a 15-minute ride through the underground tunnels of the Post Office’s own 100-year-old railway.

    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.

    The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
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