The Postal Museum
The Postal Museum tells the story of postal communication and its impact on global society.
A full history of the British postal system is on display in the galleries. Mail delivery began in the sixteenth century under King Henry VIII and was extended in the seventeenth century under Charles the First.
Also on display at The Postal Museum in London are post boxes (originally green until rural residents complained that they were not distinctive enough and they were painted red), postal vehicles and the Postbus which carried passengers around remote areas as it collected and delivered mail.
Another attraction which is included in the ticket price is the Mail Rail. It is located across the road from The Postal Museum and reveals the story of the postal service’s subterranean world beneath the streets of London.