New Mail Rail train being tested in the tunnels © The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum

Did You Know?

  • The Mail Rail postal railway network operated 21 metres below the streets of London
  • At its peak, Mail Rail ran for 6½ miles from Paddington to Whitechapel, carrying letters and facilitating communication across the capital
  • The Mail Rail was the world’s first driverless electric railway when it opened in 1927

Museum Video

Museum Facilities

  • Cafe

  • Restaurant

  • Shop

  • Audio Guide

  • Tour Guide

  • Photography

  • Wheelchair Access

  • WiFi

  • Venue Hire

  • Available

  • Not allowed

  • Unconfirmed

  • Prior permission required.

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London Area: Central


  • The Postal Museum
  • Phoenix Place
  • London
  • WC1X 0DA


  • TFL Zone

    Zone 1

  • Underground

    • Farringdon

    National Rail

    • Farringdon

    Bus Numbers

  • 17, 19, 38, 45, 46, 63, 341, 748,


Adult £14.50
Child £7.25
Concession £11.80
Admission notes:Disabled Adult (includes carer) £14.50, Disabled Child (includes carer) £7.25. Children ages between 1–15 years old.
Open Hours
Monday 10:00am 17:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am 17:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am 17:00pm
Thursday 10:00am 17:00pm
Friday 10:00am 17:00pm
Saturday 10:00am 17:00pm
Sunday 10:00am 17:00pm
Bank Holidays 10:00am 17:00pm

Contact Details

Phone 0300 030 0700
Website The Postal Museum
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