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