London’s newest and most-anticipated heritage attraction, The Postal Museum and Mail Rail, has confirmed that it will be opening its doors to the public in July 2017, with tickets expected to be on sale from May 2017.
Photo credit: Mail Rail at The Postal Museum / Miles Willis
Celebrating the surprising and quirky history of Britain’s earliest social network, the post, the museum itself contains five interactive zones, leading visitors through five centuries of world-class curiosities and providing a different view on a number of the world’s most significant historical events.
Once visitors have taken in the museum, situated on Phoenix Place, their ticket will then grant them access to a subterranean world that – until now – remained hidden from the general public.
Crossing the street, visitors will be able to descend into the old engineering depot of the one hundred year old Post Office railway – Mail Rail – boarding a miniature train designed to transport them through its stalactite-filled tunnels. The interactive train ride will stop at the platforms of the original Mount Pleasant station, where an impressive audio visual display will take riders back in time, giving an insight into how the network kept post coursing through London for up to 22 hours a day.
Mail Rail will also have a dedicated and interactive children’s play zone.
A precise July opening date will be revealed in May 2017, and frequent updates will be posted to the museum’s website: postalmuseum.org