Before the introduction of pinging inboxes and text messages, people had to wait patiently for a mailman to deliver their news. Get back to communication basics at London's Postal Museum. Uncover the story of the postal system and even see letters recovered from a shipwreck!
From five-wheeled cycles and rockets to an escaped lioness, the story of the postal service features more surprises than an accidental text message sent to your dad, instead of your current lover (oops!).
Catch a glimpse of a restored mail coach that once thundered across the country. Find Penny Black, the world’s first postage stamp, at the museum. Send anonymous messages to a friend (or stranger) through pneumatic tubes, and read a horde of unread love letters recovered from maritime misfortune.
Explore one of London’s hidden gems, the Mail Rail, a 100-year-old subterranean network of tunnels. It is now open to the public as a 15-minute miniature train ride.
Forget what you think you know about the post and get ready for a surprise or two!
10:00 hrs - 17:00 hrs (last admission at 16:45 hrs)
Please check the official website for more information regarding operating hours.
The Postal Museum
15-20 Phoenix Pl, WC1X 0DA, London
How to Use
Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.