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The Postal Museum

Museums and Art Galleries, Indoor and Soft Play Areas, Tourist Attractions, Indoor
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Attraction Information

Please note the kids play area is currently closed, and there is newly adapted technology in place due to COVID-19.

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
  • Newly adapted technology

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Enjoy a hands-on and interactive experience with new technologies, plus jump onboard the Mail Rail for a special, festive ride!

Opening hours

Advanced booking only.
Thursday, Friday and Sunday 10:30 - 17:00
Saturday 10:30 - 18:30



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

Phone number

0300 030 0700


General Admission (Exhibitions & Mail Rail ride)
Online Prices
Adults (25+): £16.00
Teens (16-24): £11.00
Kids (1-15): £9.00
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FAQ & Additional Information

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.

Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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