The British Postal Museum & Archive Free

Explore the history of post. Find out about stamps, messages, telegraphs and how British Postal communications shaped the world. Read More
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The leading resource for British postal history. Split between two sites.

The Royal Mail archive in Central London houses stamps, posters, post office records and design artwork, accessed via a public search room including a small exhibition space, 10 minutes walk from Farringdon Tube station.

The Museum Store in Debden, Essex, includes Rowland Hill’s desk, an extensive collection of pillar boxes, post office vans, telephone boxes and more, five minutes walk from Debden Tube station on the Central line.

Free guided tours of both the Archive and the Museum Store are available. Open on selected days throughout the year - see: for details.

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Prices and Opening Times

Child Ticket FREE
Family Ticket FREE
Senior Ticket FREE
Adult Ticket FREE

One adult ticket includes entry for up to four accompanying children.

Children under the age of one do not require a ticket.

Carers have free entry to all exhibitions and a ride on Mail Rail when accompanying a disabled paying visitor.

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Opening Times

Monday - Friday 10.00 - 17:00 (19:00 on Thursdays)

Selected Saturdays 10.00 - 17:00 (closed Mondays following Saturday opening - see for details)

Venue Details & Map

The British Postal Museum & Archive

Freeling House/Phoenix Pl
+44 (0)20 7239 2570
Public transport:
Chancery Lane / Farringdon

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