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London’s Newest Museum – The Mail Rail Experience – Opens July 28th

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This one has been in the works for quite a few years and we’re glad to see that it finally has an open date. For those that don’t know, the Mail Rail was a secret underground railroad in London used to transport mail between London mail depots. It’s been defunct for quite a few years.

The Postal Museum has been working to turn it into a tourist attraction, and you’ll be able to take rides on this secret London railroad.

From The Postal Museum:

London’s most anticipated new heritage attraction, The Postal Museum, has confirmed it will officially open to the public on Friday 28 July 2017.

The museum’s galleries will take guests on a journey through five-centuries of world-class curiosities, providing a different, previously unseen view on some of the world’s most significant historical events, and an insight into the quirky beginnings of the earliest social network.

Once visitors have taken in the museum, their ticket will then grant them access to a subterranean world that – up until now – remained hidden from public view.

Visitors will descend into the old engineering depot of Mail Rail – the one hundred year old little-known Post Office railway – and board a miniature train designed to transport them through its narrow tunnels. The interactive train ride will pass through and stop at the original Mount Pleasant station platforms, where an impressive audio visual display will take riders back in time, giving an insight into the heyday of the railway.

Adult tickets will cost £16 inclusive of an optional £1.50 voluntary donation. A ticket on-sale date will be confirmed shortly, along with full ticketing information. More information on their website here.

Can’t wait to give this museum a test for myself later this year!

Author: jonathan

Jonathan is a consummate Anglophile who launched Anglotopia.net in 2007 to channel his passion for Britain. Londontopia is its sister publication dedicated to everything London.