Christmas 2018

We’re spreading the Christmas cheer far and wide this December.

Mail Rail will be featuring a festive twist on the Ride and there will be a whole host of activities for both kids and adults to make this yuletide extra jolly.  Don’t miss our Christmas events in London!

    • Event
    • 01 December 2018 - 01 January 2019
    • 10:00

    Mail Rail Christmas Ride

    For a short time only, the subterranean Mail Rail Ride will get a festive makeover.

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    • Event
    • 15 December 2018
    • 10:00

    Later Opening | Christmas 2018

    We’re extending our opening hours on Saturday 15 December, so that you can enjoy everything we have on offer for longer this Christmas.

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Tunnel Walk & Wreath workshops

Take a walk through Mail Rail’s hidden tunnels, or treat a loved one (or yourself!) to a session of festive wreath or centrepiece making.

    • Evening Events
    • 15 December 2018
    • 20:00

    Christmas Special: Mail Rail tunnel walks

    This Christmas, we're opening up the 100-year-old Mail Rail tunnels for an exclusive underground walk that will allow guests to discover one of London’s best-kept secrets.

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    • Event
    • 08 and 15 December 2018
    • 10:00

    Wreath & Centrepiece workshops | Christmas 2018

    Design your very own festive wreath or centrepiece with the help of florist Yvonne Nicholls during this workshop fuelled by bubbles and mince pies.

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Christmas Craft and Making

We have a whole host of activities for both kids and adults to make your yuletide extra jolly.

Whether it’s seasonal stationery, personalised present sacks or socks, you will have the chance to get crafty in artist-led workshops and more across the Christmas season.

    • Daytime event
    • 02 and 22 December 2018
    • 11:00

    Festive feet | Christmas 2018

    Get into the festive spirit by decorating a pair of Christmas socks in this arts and crafts workshop, taking inspiration from the festive artwork in our collection.

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    • Daytime event
    • 09 and 15 December 2018
    • 11:00

    First-class sacks | Christmas 2018

    Personalise your own hessian sack – long used to transport parcels and letters – in this arts and crafts workshop, ready to be filled by Father Christmas.

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    • Daytime event
    • 01 and 23 December 2018
    • 11:00

    Hand-made stationery | Christmas 2018

    Add a personal touch to your Christmas gifts and impress your loved ones with your very own block-print wrapping paper and gift tags.

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    • Daytime event
    • 08 and 09 December 2018
    • 11:00

    Magical pop-up Christmas cards | Christmas 2018

    Draw inspiration from the 2016 Christmas stamps designed by artist Helen Musselwhite and create your own postal-themed pop-up Christmas card.

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    • Daytime event
    • 16 and 22 December 2018
    • 11:00

    Marvellous marbling inks | Christmas 2018

    Create your own swirling patterns using marbling inks. Use your design to create unique Christmas gift tags, greetings cards or baubles to take home.

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    • Daytime event
    • 02 December 2018
    • 11:00

    Workshop: Dear Father Christmas… | Christmas 2018

    In this festive workshop, you can write (and stamp!) your Christmas wish list to Santa’s Grotto. What will you ask for this year?

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Storytelling and Talks

    • Daytime event
    • 16 December 2018
    • 11:30

    Storytelling: Henry Cole’s Christmas | Christmas 2018

    Step back in time with storyteller Olivia Armstrong, and discover the story behind the invention of the Christmas card in this enchanting, interactive storytelling session.

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    • Talks
    • 10 December 2018
    • 11:00

    Talk: Letters to Santa

    Learn about how the Post Office helps Santa reply to the letters he receives every year. See some of the letters children have sent in the past and the replies they received.

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