The Postal Museum & Lunch
The Postal Museum brings together fascinating exhibitions and unveils the mysterious Mail Rail to the public for the very first time. Journey through five centuries of world-class curiosities that changed the world.
From global innovations and crackpot schemes to pirates and highwaymen, find out how the world’s first social network kept us all in touch. Board a miniature train and travel back in time through the narrow underground tunnels of Mail Rail on a 15 minute interactive ride. Pass through original station platforms and see them come to life as you sneak a glimpse into the heyday of this century old railway.
What you will see on your Mail Rail ride:
See the original and largely unchanged station platforms, deep below Royal Mail’s Mount Pleasant sorting office. Take in a theatrical experience that travels back in time to the railway’s lively 1930’s heyday. See and hear the people who worked on it, experience their lives below ground and glimpse hidden parts of the railway that once kept the mail coursing through London for 22 hours every day.
Included in your ticket is entrance to ‘Voices from the Deep’ which is a new exhibition revealing sunken, forgotten letters recently recovered from a shipwreck. Following your visit to the Museum sit down for a two course lunch with tea or coffee, less than a two minute walk away from the museum.
Please be aware, in the event of an evacuation, guests must be able to walk unaided for a minimum of 100 metres on uneven surfaces with minimal lighting, and up at least 70 steep steps.
Itinerary & Pricing
Groups 15+ £29.50pp
(Please note, this tour is only valid Monday - Friday)
There are two time slots for this day out - an AM or a PM slot. Your slot will be confirmed at the time of booking.
This example itinerary is based on an AM slot:
11:00 Entrance to The Postal Museum. Upon arrival, after handing over the voucher the group organiser or courier will be issued wristbands for each member of the group which will highlight their allocated train time.
12:00 Depart Postal Museum for The Mail Rail (please note, The Mail Rail is in a separate building, opposite the Postal Museum - this is approx 1-2 minute walk away)
Please allow 15 minutes in advance of your groups allocated train times to get to the train platform and ride The Mail Rail.
After finishing your time at The Postal Museum walk to the restaurant (approx 5 minute walk)
13:45 Two-course lunch with tea or coffee