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

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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Opening hours

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


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

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.

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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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Anything else I should know?

There is an onsite shop

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