NEW: The Postal Museum
including Mail Rail and 2-course lunch
Wednesday 18th April 2018
£48.00 All seats
Please telephone our office to be placed on a waiting list
This new museum, located in the former Royal Mail Mount Pleasant Depot, tells the story of our postal service. Discover a host of objects such as post boxes, uniforms, greeting cards and stamps. Read letters sent from thousands of miles away with Writing Home, a collection of post sent home by soldiers in conflict, survivors of human trafficking, or those who left in search of a better life across the globe. Included in your visit is a trip on Mail Rail – the Post Office’s exclusive underground railway originally used to move London’s mail between 6 sorting offices and 2 mainline railway stations 70 feet beneath the busy streets.
The carriages are very small, having been adapted from the original rolling stock and run through tunnels only 7 feet in diameter and are therefore not suitable for people uncomfortable in enclosed spaces. The entrance to each train is only 80cm (2′ 7″) wide and the carriages are only 130cm (4′ 3″) high. The journey lasts approximately 20 minutes and includes flashing lights. For those who the ride experience is not suitable, there is a Mail Rail film which can be viewed as an alternative.
After visiting the museum and rising Mail Rail we have arranged a 2-course lunch at a nearby restaurant. Please choose from the following:
Turkey Escalope in a mustard, tarragon and whisky sauce, served with mushrooms and parmentier potatoes
Traditional Fish and Chips served with Tartar Sauce
Potato Gnocchi served with blushed tomatoes, wild mushrooms and globe artichokes
Dame Blanche (Vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce)
Cheesecake served with a berry coulis
Fizzy Fruit Salad topped with whipped cream