The Postal Museum and Mail Rail †

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Daily 10am-5pm | Closed 24-26 Dec
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The Postal Museum and Mail Rail From mid-2017, The Postal Museum welcomes visitors to explore the history of the Royal Mail and travel on a network of underground tunnels not used since 2003. Mail Rail, the tunnels running from Whitechapel in East London, to Paddington in the west, and snaking along Oxford Street and under Selfridges, are the centrepiece of the Postal Museum. Visitors can take a 15-minute journey through the original 100-year-old rail network and discover, through a theatrical audiovisual show, the amazing story of Mail Rail. Learn how this hidden labyrinth was considered so clandestine that it was used to hide the Rosetta Stone during the First World War. In the main galleries discover the history of Royal Mail and how intrepid postal workers used to gallop 217 miles in a week on horseback to deliver the mail for Elizabeth I.

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Voices from the DeepVoices from the DeepVoices from the DeepMore than 700 personal letters, trapped at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Ireland for 70 years, can be seen in Voices from the Deep, a temporary display of shipwrecked treasures at The Postal Museum. Torpedoed by a German U-Boat, SS Gairsoppa sank but the 12 bundles of letters and other items from the ship's cargo were miraculous2018-09-19T00:00:00+01002019-01-13T00:00:00+0000 Where:
The Postal Museum and Mail Rail, † Phoenix Place† † † WC1X 0DA
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PRICINGIncluded in general admission to the museum - £17.05 (Adults), £10.45 (Children), £15.40 (Concessions)
DATES29th March 2018 to 13th January 2019
More than 700 personal letters, trapped at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Ireland for 70 years, can be seen in Voices from the Deep, a temporary display of shipwrecked treasures at The Postal Museum. Torpedoed by a German U-Boat, SS Gairsoppa sank but the 12 bundles of letters and other items from the ship's cargo were miraculous...†More about this event

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The Postal Museum and Mail Rail - Aboard the Mail Rail train © The Postal Museum

The Postal Museum and Mail Rail Aboard the Mail Rail train © The Postal Museum†


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Underground Stations

Chancery Lane Tube Station
9 minutes walk
Russell Square Tube Station
9 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Car Parks

Car Parks

Bowling Green Lane NCP
5 minutes walk
Skinner Street NCP
7 minutes walk

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Crowne Plaza Kings Cross
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £57† 34% off
1 Kings Cross Road, WC1X | 2 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Halfway between the City and the west End, the Bloomsbury area is an oasis of calm in the very heart of the capital. It's a lovely ... More
Goodenough Club
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £74† 27% off
23 Mecklenburgh Square, WC1N | 4 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Blending the traditional with the modern, the Goodenbough Club aims to help guests make a home away from home with its four-star accommodation. Housed within five ... More
DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £77† 42% off
92 Southampton Row, WC1B | 9 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
The DoubleTree by Hilton London - West End hotel is perfectly located in London's historic Bloomsbury district, between Holborn and Russell Square tube stations for convenient ... More
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Alternative Museums nearest The Postal Museum and Mail Rail

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Clockmaker's Museum, Guildhall Library
London > Attractions > Museums
Science Museum, Exhibition Road, Clerkenwell, London SW7 | 2 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
An exceptional collection of historic clocks, watches, and marine timekeepers. The majority of items in the collection range from c . 1600-c . 1850. ... More
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Charles Dickens Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Charles Dickens brought London to life with his imaginative depictions of city life and his fascination and passion for the foggy Victorian streets have inspired two ... More
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The Foundling Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
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Exmouth Market
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
A rich hunting ground for restaurants and bars, Exmouth Market twinkles under the fairy lights that zig-zag overhead across the scenic pedestrianised street. Hip hang outs ... More
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Coram's Fields
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Coram's Fields is a special place for children where adults are allowed in only if accompanied by a child. Tucked away in the city centre it ... More
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House of Detention
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Sans Walk, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 7 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
The House of Detention gets its name from its former purpose - as a prison - and there has been a prison on this site since ... More
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The Postal Museum and Mail Rail, Guildhall Yard, Off Gresham Street, EC2P | 2 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
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Henning Wehn: Get On With It
London > Events > Comedy †Dates: Wednesday 19th September 2018
The Postal Museum and Mail Rail, 56 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 5 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Brit-baiting banter form the German stand-up whose shows often revolve around identity and immigration....More
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The Postal Museum and Mail Rail, 56 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 5 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Open mic night for stand-up and improv....More
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Taking over the old Guardian building in Farringdon and filling it with rehearsal rooms and performance spaces, Theatre Delicatessen not only takes an entrepreneurial approach to ... More
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Theatre Delicatessen
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
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The Piano Works
London > Entertainment > Live Music
113-117 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 6 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Housed in an intimately lit Victorian warehouse, The Piano Works is a non-stop live music venue where in-house musicians take centre ... More
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ec one Exmouth Market
London > Shopping > Jewellery
41 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Established in Clerkenwell in 1997, EC One jewellery has built up a glittering reputation for its individual, stylish jewellery. Husband and wife team Jos and Alison ... More
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International Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
89 Clerkenwell Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 5 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Superb family-run magic shop, offering props, books and videos for magicians of all abilities. Pick a deck of cards, any deck of cards, from their mysterious ... More
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The People's Supermarket
London > Shopping > Supermarkets
72-78 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Rumour has it that The People's Supermarket fought off Tesco this a site on Lamb's Conduit Street, one of London's most independently spirited neighbourhoods. The sight ... More
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The Pakenham Arms
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
1 Pakenham street, Clerkenwell, London WC1X | 1 minute from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
British Cuisine... More
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La Dame de Pic
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
10 Trinity Square, EC3P | 2 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Chef Anne-Sophie Pic, the fourth female chef in history to be awarded three Michelin stars, and the only current French female chef ... More
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Mei Ume
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square, 10 Trinity Square, EC3P | 2 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
With a name inspired by the Chinese and Japanese terms for plum blossom, it's befitting that Mei Ume is beautifully decorated with a hand-embroidered silk screen ... More
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London Wine Academy
London > Education > Evening Classes
Garden Floor, 6 Coldbath Square, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
One day workshops, offering a friendly no-nonsense approach to teaching about wine, suitable for everyone from beginners to experts. Courses take place at the following venues: Atlas PH, ... More
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Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings
London > Education > Cookery Courses
Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, 42 Northampton Road, EC1R | 6 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Featuring six catering stations, a demonstration bench and a communal dining table, B&H Kitchen , the cookery school from Bourne & Hollingsworth Group, guides Londoners ... More
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 8 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
A busy park in Islington beside the Three Corners Centre youth centre and Adventure Playground, the 2.02 acre Spa Fields include a children's playground, tarmac ... More
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My Chocolate Workshops
London > Leisure > Activities
Hatton Square Business Centre, 16-16a Baldwin Gardens, Holborn, London EC1N | 7 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Immerse yourself in a world of chocolate with this mouth-watering workshop. You will discover how chocolate is processed from bean to bar. Sample a variety of ... More
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Ted's Grooming Room & Ottoman Lounge
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
31 Theobalds Road, Bloomsbury, London WC1X | 7 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Inspired by the skills and techniques of the Ottoman Empire's barbers, Ted's Grooming Room provides a sanctuary for men seeking the perfect shave. With ... More
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The Easton
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
22 Easton Street, Clerkenwell, London WC1X0DS | 3 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Freezing cold and slightly wet, we took shelter in this welcoming pub for a bite to eat... but they practically had to roll us out of ... More
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The Eagle
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
159 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 3 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
The original and arguably one of London's best gastropubs, The Eagle in Farringdon is a happy, bustling place where top notch food is served without the ... More
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Duke (of York)
London > Nightlife > Pubs
7 Roger Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
... More
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The Perseverance
London > Nightlife > Bars
63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Formerly run by Billy Drew (who has opened The Chippy in Soho), The Perseverance in Lamb's Conduit Street re-opened in April 2007 under new management. It's ... More
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Ghost Farringdon
London > Nightlife >
113-117 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 6 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
Most people's gripe about South Ken's graffiti chic venue Ghost INC is that it would be better suited to the edgier East End than the haughty ... More
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Smithy's Wine Bar
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
16-17 Leeke Street, King's Cross, London WC1X | 8 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
An unexpected surprise, located in a King’s Cross backstreet you never knew existed, yet still only a five-minute walk from the tube, this wine-bar-cum-restaurant offers a ... More
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The Foundling Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
The Foundling Museum is one of London's real hidden treasures. Originally established in 1739 as a hospital which looked after abandoned children, the museum now tells ... More
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Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
London > Business > Venue Hire
8 South Square, Gray's Inn, Holborn, London WC1R | 7 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
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Bleeding Heart Yard
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Bleeding Heart Yard, off Greville Street, Farringdon, Clerkenwell, London EC1N | 9 minutes from The Postal Museum and Mail Rail
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