The Postal Museum | Day Out With The Kids

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The Postal Museum

  • London
  • Indoor
  • All Ages
  • Museums and Art Galleries, Indoor and Soft Play Areas, Tourist Attractions

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More than just letter, you'll find train rides, adventure play areas, and keep your eyes out for the lion too!

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As a result of the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak, The Postal Museum is currently closed to the public, however the gardens are still open. We'll keep this updated with news of when it might be open again, but always recommend to check before you travel.

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Attraction Information

If you think The Postal Museum is just about getting your letters sent, think again! With a train ride, an adventure play zone and even a lion (?!), post has taken on a whole new meaning.

Hop aboard the Mail Rail, a miniature train which takes you on an underground exploration, with more than a few surprises… Mail Rail will speed you through old-fashioned tunnels and platforms, before dropping kids off ready for more fun at Sorted! - the postal play space where kids under 8 can immerse themselves in a tiny town of slides, chutes and trolleys.

The exhibits are packed with curiosities that unveil the story of the very first social network. Kids can get hands-on in an interactive exhibits based in an abandoned engineering depot, then discover the weird and wonderful things sent in the past like Victorian Valentines cards and even an actual lion!

  • Ride the Mail Rail - a miniature underground railway 
  • Discover the secret world of your post
  • Kids will love the Sorted! Play Area
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Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Closed Christmas Eve through to Boxing Day.

Last Entry

1 hour before closing time.


General Admission (Exhibitions & Mail Rail ride)
Adults (16+): £17.05
Kids (1-15): £10.45 (including Sorted! Play Space £11.95)
Concessions: £15.40
Sorted! The Postal Play Space: £5.00

Travel & Contact Information


15-20 Phoenix Place, London, Greater London, WC14 0DA, England

Phone number

0300 030 0700



Click here to visit The Postal Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

No, there is no parking.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

The Postal Museum has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

There are no baby food/milk warming facilities available.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, The Postal Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, The Postal Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

No pets are allowed.

Additional Info

Public Transport

The nearest Tube stations are Farringdon, Russell Square, King’s Cross and Chancery Lane. King’s Cross St Pancras and Farringdon stations are both less than a mile away. Routes 17, 19, 38, 45, 46, 63, 341 stop near The Postal Museum.

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