The Postal Museum opens for businessThe Postal Museum opens for business
London’s most eagerly awaited heritage attraction, The Postal Museum, has opened its doors to the public for the first time.
FCBStudios have led the £26m project, backed by the HLF, to rebuild and extend the Royal Mail Museum at Mount Pleasant and restore a stretch of the historic underground railway.
The opening marks the end of an ambitious project to convert a disused Clerkenwell printing factory into the 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.
Adrian Steel, Director of The Postal Museum, said: “The museum itself opens up the chance for people to gain an insight into some of the quirky social history behind an incredible British invention – the post, whilst Mail Rail affords people a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore a slice of subterranean London, previously hidden from public view.”
Today The Postal Museum site opened for visitors, with a family extravaganza running throughout the summer holidays. Mail Rail will open on Monday 4 September 2017.
Image © The Postal Museum