Wednesday 3 July 2024

The Postal Museum - What's on this July at The Postal Museum


What's on this July
Adults, children and Messy Monster on Mail Rail
Book for upcoming activities or special events below: 
  • Summer of fun hands-on arts and crafts activities with OKIDO
  • Mail Rail, a ride for your imagination included with museum entry
  • Dressed to Deliver, family-friendly exhibition included with museum entry
  • Tunnel Walks July to September dates now available
  • Sorted! - enjoy our indoor Postal Play Space available throughout July
  • Post and Play, under 5s play sessions, July dates available
  • Royal Mail Open Day, a special event for current and former Royal Mail staff and their friends and family - Sunday, 7 July. Last call!
Get your tickets
Summer of Fun Prize Draw
Messy Monster and OKIDO logo
Messy goes to The Postal Museum
23 July - 1 September

Messy Monster, star of Messy goes to OKIDO, is coming to The Postal Museum this summer!

Come and experience an unforgettable ride on Mail Rail, explore our interactive exhibitions, find Messy in secret locations with a fun family trail suitable for children of all ages, plus join us for weekly hands-on arts and crafts.

To celebrate, we've teamed up with OKIDO for a special prize draw. Make sure you enter before 23 July to be in with a chance of winning.
Enter now
Post Early: Relaxed events
 Visitors on Mail Rail during Post Early
Post Early - co-produced with Ambitious about Autism and a group of their autistic Youth Patrons - is a relaxed event at The Postal Museum.

Designed to support autistic and neurodiverse visitors, it is suitable for any child or adult who would benefit from less crowding and reduced noise.

We recommend booking ahead for 12 August, as these popular events sell out fast.
Learn more
Historical buttons
Gold coloured button on a jacket
Postal uniforms have been adorned with buttons since the 1700s. Learn how to recognise and label historical buttons with Deputy Curator Georgina.
Read more
Jane Austen letters
Handwritten letter
This month marks the anniversary of Jane Austen's death over 200 years ago. The Postal Museum stocks two of the famed author's classics, Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice, each includes a set of 19 handwritten letters.
Browse books

The National Gallery - What's on in July

 National Gallery - NG200 Logos

Inside 'Discover Degas and Miss La La' exhibition © The National Gallery, London

What's on in July

This summer, why not visit the Gallery and feel rejuvenated by our five-star exhibitions, featuring iconic art by Caravaggio and Degas? Join us for a spirited discussion between two leading guests of the art world and watch our fresh new videos, exploring female artists in the collection.

Five-star shows

Inside 'The Last Caravaggio' exhibition © The National Gallery, London

Final weeks: Caravaggio

Don't miss this 'one-painting blockbuster' (The Guardian) and experience the drama of Caravaggio's final painting for yourself.

The Last Caravaggio
Until 21 July

Inside 'Discover Degas and Miss La La' exhibition © The National Gallery, London

Discover Degas

Roll up! Roll up! Step into the Cirque Fernando to explore an inspirational untold story as an international circus star takes centre stage.

Discover Degas & Miss La La
Until 1 September

Vincent van Gogh, Sunflowers, 1889 © Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania

Ready, set, Gogh!

Limited tickets are now available to book for our major autumn show – secure your place for this once-in-a-century exhibition.

Become a Member for unlimited free tickets with access to all dates now.

Van Gogh: Poets and Lovers
Opens 14 September

Captivating courses and talks

Hettie Judah © Alex Schneideman

In conversation

Enjoy a lively discussion with authors Hettie Judah and Amelia Abraham in the beautiful setting of Room 29, before the Gallery opens.

Tuesday 9 July
8.30 am
Tickets £30
Room 29

Paul Cezanne, In the Bibémus Quarry, 1900-04. On loan from a private collection © Private Collection

Stories of art

From Matisse to Paula Rego, Kandinsky to Damien Hirst, discover the dynamic art of the 20th century in this popular six-week course.

Every Wednesday, from 24 July
5.30 pm
Tickets £75

New to watch

© The National Gallery, London

Picture of the month

Who are the women in Berthe Morisot's 'Summer's Day'? Take in the sunshine and explore Paris's Bois de Boulogne with July's picture.

Duration: 9 minutes

Exhibition on Screen's My National Gallery

Rosa Bonheur

Find out about the incredible artist Rosa Bonheur and why she hid herself in her well-known painting 'The Horse Fair'.

Duration: 13 minutes 

© The National Gallery, London

Prix Fixe Menu

Join us for a delectable experience at Ochre with our Prix Fixe Menu. Choose from one, two or three courses including a drink, from £18.

Catalogues © The National Gallery Company, London

Explore our catalogues

Experience past exhibitions with our catalogues written by Gallery experts – a great way to get closer to the art.

Follow our stories

Royal Museums Greenwich - 🌌 This year's shortlist revealed!


Gif of four Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2024 shortlisted photographs
Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2024 shortlist revealed!
Each year, we are captivated by thousands of stunning entries from talented astrophotographers around the globe.
Get ready to be awe-struck with a selection of some of the shortlisted photographs for Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2024. 
A man looking through the Great Equatorial Telescope
Become an expert
Learn all about the universe with our range of astronomy courses for every level at the Royal Observatory. You could be entering the competition next year!
What's on?
Coffee at Royal Museums Greenwich - Donate £3 today
Climb aboard Cutty Sark (literally)
Selected dates | 10am-4pm | Cutty Sark 
Experience a unique London adventure and climb the rigging of the famous tea clipper
RNLI lifeboat in front of Tower Bridge
A weekend of lifesaving
6-7 July | 11am-4pm | Cutty Sark
Celebrate 200 years of the RNLI with our local Tower crew.
Peopl sitting in Greenwich Park with the Royal Observatory in the background
Summer fun in Greenwich
With free activities and four brilliant family-friendly museums, Greenwich is the place to be if you're looking for things to do with kids this summer.
Ship plans
Must read: The ship that never was
A recent acquisition reveals the story of a little-known experimental boat design from the Second World War.
Photograph of a woman singing in front of the public
Community Day
13 July | 10.30am-4pm | Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre | Free
Celebrate our community and their connection to the collections.
Night photograph of the Royal Observatory
Win a round trip to New Zealand
Join us in commemorating Matariki, the Māori New Year, with an Instagram competition that brings together the rich cultural heritage of New Zealand and Royal Museums Greenwich.
Gif of three photographic portraits alternating
A night of comedy
28 July | 6.30pm-8.30pm | Cutty Sark
Climb aboard for one of our side-splitting live comedy evenings.