Today the Postal Museum is opening its doors to the public for the first time!
We first worked with the Postal Museum team in 2015 to deliver training about the role of interactive exhibits, and were delighted to be appointed to their early years gallery, Sorted! in 2016. Sorted! is designed for under 8s and provides the perfect postal themed play space for letting imaginations run wild. The gallery features an interactive Sorting Office, a mini neighbourhood of streets and houses, uniforms to try on and a vintage post van.
The Museum charts the history of the British postal service, revealing the extraordinary stories of ingenuity of the world’s first social network which have shaped today’s world. The Museum has a very impressive collection with gold postboxes celebrating athletes winning gold at the London 2012 Olympics, to the original relief of the Queen’s head, telegrams sent by passengers on the stricken Titanic and a curious tale about attempting to deliver mail to the Outer Hebrides via rockets.
The Museum is home to Mail Rail, the underground battery powered train that operated 21m below the streets of London. At its peak, Mail Rail carried four million letters daily between London’s main sorting offices. Now visitors can ride Mail Rail for themselves and experience the Blitz and other events that occurred during the railway’s working life.
Congratulations and best wishes to the Postal Museum team. Visit the Museum from today and ride Mail Rail and visit Sorted! from September 4th.
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