The Postal Museum
Book in advance to guarantee a visit at a time that suits you, then breeze past ticket lines into a world of Tudor tales, industrial developments, and fun-filled activities, including dress-up displays and postal-themed play. Upgrade to add the Mail Rail ride, a theatrical experience onboard a subterranean postal railway. Or, take advantage of inclusive packages that stop at the museum as well as other popular attractions.
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Things to Know Before You Go
The Postal Museum is ideal for families, transport enthusiasts, and history buffs.
Both exhibition spaces are fully wheelchair-accessible.
The Mail Rail ride isn’t accessible to wheelchair users and those who can’t access the ride independently; also, it may not be suitable for sensory-sensitive guests.
The museum has lockers, stroller parking, free Wi-Fi, and a small café on-site.
How to Get There
It’s best to use public transit instead of driving, as the museum is within the London Congestion Charge zone and doesn’t have a parking lot. The two exhibition spaces are located across the road from one another, about a 10-minute walk from Farringdon, King’s Cross St. Pancras, Russell Square, and Chancery Lane stations. Buses 17, 46, and 341 also serve the area.
When to Get There
The Postal Museum is open every day except December 25. Mail Rail riders should arrive at least an hour before closing to catch the last departure of the day. Occasionally, adventurers can explore London’s secret subways on an evening tour, which must be booked in advance.
London’s Top Picks for Transport Enthusiasts
Whether you’re an avid railway historian or parent to a transport-crazy toddler, London offers plenty of options. After riding the Mail Rail, take the Piccadilly line south to the London Transport Museum, where around 450,000 artifacts reveal the history of the capital’s travel network; travel up the Thames to see HMS Belfast, a retired warship; or head to nearby King’s Cross railway station, in search of the famous Platform 9 ¾.
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