NEW: The Postal Museum
including Mail Rail
Monday 6th November 2017
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.
At the time of going to press the museum were unable to confirm the precise date of our visit – we will confirm this at the time of booking.