Gifts Today magazine

Let Sleeping Rails Lie

Sponsor a Sleeper for an unusual present option

London’s newest heritage attraction is offering the public a chance to own or gift a piece of the capital’s history.

Ahead of opening its doors in 2017, The Postal Museum is offering sponsorship of one of a limited number of postal sleepers that form part of the historic Post Office Underground Railway.

Running deep beneath the streets of the capital, the world’s first driverless, electric railway has carried post and parcels on its way for more than 75 years – but now many of the wooden sleepers are in need of repair or replacing.

Sponsoring a sleeper on ‘Mail Rail’ isn’t cheap at £250 a pop, but along with a commemorative name plaque on your chosen sleeper, buyers will also be able to join an exclusive walking tour through the underground tunnels before they whir into life once more.

When Mail Rail finally opens it’ll be the first time the public has access to its subterranean workings in a century.


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