Christmas 2019

Enjoy a season of Victorian-inspired activities and workshops at The Postal Museum this Christmas. And for a short time only, the subterranean Mail Rail Ride will get a festive makeover.

Adult Events

    • Adult event
    • today
    • 19:00

    Christmas Modern Calligraphy Workshop

    Learn the basics of modern calligraphy just in time for Christmas card writing in this practical evening workshop.

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    • Adult event
    • 25 November 2019
    • 19:00

    Christmas Apothecary: Herbal Tea & Body Scrub Workshop

    Learn to make two natural products under the guidance of trained herbalists in this hour-long workshop.

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Families

    • Family Event
    • 23 November 2019
    • 11:00

    Arts & Crafts: Scented Christmas Card Workshop

    Make your own scented card with the wonderful Handmade Apothecary team and waft some Christmas cheer to lucky noses.

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    • Family Event
    • 30 November 2019
    • 11:30

    Storytelling: Henry Cole’s Christmas

    Step back in time with storyteller Olivia Armstrong and discover the story of the world’s first Christmas card.

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    • Family Event
    • 14 December 2019
    • 11:00

    Arts & Crafts: Festive Thank You’s

    Create a postbox-shaped gift bag with a thank you message, inspired by Victorian Christmas boxes given to postmen for their good service. Led by illustrator and author, Salvatore Rubbino.

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    • Family Event
    • 07 December 2019
    • 11:00

    Arts & Crafts: Festive Wrapping Paper Printing

    Discover the joys of wrapping! Use block printing and lino cutting techniques to design your own gift wrap and tags.

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    • Family Event
    • 21 December 2019
    • 11:00

    Arts & Crafts: First Class Sacks

    Christmas stockings overflowing? Personalise your own hessian Santa sack – long used to transport mountains of Christmas mail– in this crafts workshop.

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For everyone

  • Mail Rail Christmas Ride

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

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  • The Postal Museum Exhibition

    From cryptic Victorian Valentine cards to a lion encountered on Salisbury Plain. There’s nothing ordinary about the story of the post.

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