New Date Added for The People's Post

Date Added 14/09/2017

London's most eagerly-awaited heritage attraction, the Postal Museum, has opened its doors this autumn and we have now added an extra date for you to see this attraction in March 2018.

Our day trip to The People's Post on Wednesday 7th March has now sold out, and we are pleased to offer an additional date of Monday 12th March. Please click here to book online.

The opening marks the end of an ambitious year-and-a half project, which started in February 2016, to convert a disused Clerkenwell printing factory into he new museum site, and bring the disused 'Mail Rail' tunnels back to life as a ride for the first time in their 100 year history. 


Celebrating the surprising and quirky history of Britain's earliest social network - the post, the Postal Museum contains five zones, leading you through five centuries of world-class curiosities and providing a different view on some of the world's most significant historical events. 

Across the street from the museum, situated in Clerkenwell on Phoenix Place, is a subterranean world that - up until now - remained hidden from the public. 

You will descend into the former engineering depot of the 100 year old Post Office railway and board a miniature train designed to transport you through stalactite-filled tunnels. 

Mail Rail Ride

Mail Rail's interactive train ride lasts approximately 20 minutes, and will pass through the tunnels that run between the Mount Pleasant sorting office, stopping at the largely unchanged station platforms, where an impressive audio visual display will give an insight into how the railway kept the post coursing through London 22 hours a day. 

People Post Exhibition Space

After the ride, you will be free to wander through the cavernous engineering depot-tuned-exhibition space. Stepping into a replica of real-life Travelling Post Office, the floor will start shaking as you try and sort the mail, just like a real-life travelling postal worker. 

There is also an excellent gift shop and cafe. 

People Post Cafe

Report by Chris Wales.

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