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The Postal Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Mail Rail

Visited this fab museum today with our two granddaughters, ages 5 & 8. Pre booked tickets online a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Interesting museum

Firstly, how about some signs from the tube stations, like every other attraction seems to have... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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ART FUND MUSEUM OF THE YEAR FINALIST 2018 The Postal Museum reveals Britain's remarkable social and communications history through the eyes of an iconic service. Take a ride on Mail Rail and experience 15 minutes of immersive underground exploration...more
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15-20 Phoenix Place | Mount Pleasant, London WC1X 0DA, England
+44 300 030 0700
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited this fab museum today with our two granddaughters, ages 5 & 8. Pre booked tickets online a couple of weeks ago. The rail ride is such good fun. The information along the route is just enough for young children. They thought it was very...More

Thank msbutterfield
Reviewed 2 days ago

Firstly, how about some signs from the tube stations, like every other attraction seems to have. Was quite tricky to find even using Google maps. Once there, its a good museum, with the Mail rail ride being the highlight. Very interesting and informative and well...More

Thank Badcat110
Reviewed 3 days ago

We finally made the Postal Museum and mail train having had it recommended to us sometime back. What a fun afternoon, starting on the mail train experience, which was great fun and extremely informative. Once squeezed into the train (built for mail bags not gaggle...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited the Postal Museum. What an amazing place! The prime draw was the trip on the underground mail rail but the rest of the museum was great too. Informative of course, but the exhibits were also very creative with lots of interactive things. The old...More

Thank Debbie W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had booked this visit with a friend who had a keen interest of history. I was overwhelmed by the excellent displays and the underground ride was the icing on the cake! You don’t have to be a postal enthusiast to really appreciate the museum it...More

Thank Angie M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the "Rail Mail". Super fun little underground railway in tiny cars (don't bump your head) that travels through tiny tunnels while giving some history. Afterwards we got to play moving railcar, postal sorter guy. Lucky for us it was working and we madly sorted...More

Thank Baxterthetravelguy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I treated my husband to this for his birthday as it is something that he is interested in. We did the mail train first. If you suffer from severe claustrophobia you may have an issue as the train is very small, and if you are...More

Thank Avedd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our primary reason for going was to take the Mail Train. However we needed to wait for our timed journey so went across the road to the museum. It might have been better if we had joined a guided tour, but we just walked around...More

Thank BigH2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic museum and very informative guides followed by a trip on the postal underground train a must for any family.

Thank yvonnesimpson41
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The mail rail was good interactive fun! However the main “museum” across the road really lacked substance and seemed to be a children’s play area the majority of the way round! Disappointing and only spent about an hour there for £34! Better attractions on offer...More

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time wondering through the area's maze of streets and
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Richard C
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September 12, 2018|
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Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Bee Thanks for your question. I also don't know whether it can be done. However, the play area and cafe are actually situated before you get your tickets for the exhibition. So, it may be possible to do that. Of course it... More
August 1, 2018|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
I found it warm, if you are cramped in the cart with another depending on size it may get slightly uncomfortable, it was a hot day in July when we visited, so was wearing shorts anyway, there are lockers to put belongings in... More