1 November - 2 January
The Postal Museum
Included in museum ticket

Christmas has come to The Postal Museum!

Immerse yourself in our magical collection of letters to Father Christmas, see the first ever Christmas card, take part in interactive storytelling sessions and ride Mail Rail with a festive twist.

Create your own special recipe book
Letters to Santa display
Christmas at The Postal Museum
Festive shop items

What’s on

Here’s what you can get up to this festive season.

The first Christmas Card and Letters to Father Christmas

From 1 November
Included in museum ticket

The first ever Christmas card will be back on display along with our heart warming collection of letters to Father Christmas, sent by children from multiple generations, revealing a rich history of childhood wishes.

Mail Rail Christmas Ride

From 1 November
Included in museum ticket

Mail Rail, the 100-year old subterranean ride will have its annual festive makeover. From wartime wives wishing husbands a Merry Christmas from afar, to the broadcast of the first King’s Speech on the BBC, the immersive projections and audio will get you in the festive spirit.

My Grandma’s Magic Recipes: Winter Warmth

16 December
Included in museum ticket

Join author and artist Ella Phillips in an interactive storytelling session as she brings to life her brand new children’s book ‘My Grandma’s Magic Recipes: Winter Warmth’. Inspired by the story, create your own special recipe book with Ella and take a stamped postcard home so you can send your favourite recipe to someone you care about through the post.


Explore the 100-year-old Mail Rail tunnels on foot on our guide-lead tours.

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Enjoy a 45-minute session in our play area for children 8 and under

Sorted! The Postal Play Space