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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.

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.


Take an underground train ride on the unique Post Rail .
See the world's only sheets of Penny Black stamps .
Sort the post on a mock-up train carriage with wobbly floor .
See a Victorian miniature rail car used by people and post! .
Discover iconic posters from a 1930s design revolution.


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