12 - 20 February 2022
The Postal Museum
Some activities included in museum ticket

This February half term at The Postal Museum will be themed around the magic of storytelling. Through a range of interactive self-guided and facilitated activities, families will be encouraged to create their own sensory stories, inspired by the incredible objects, stories and people in the museum and special guests, author P.G. Bell and storyteller Olivia Armstrong.

  • Create your own sensory story

    Saturday 12 – Sunday 20 February
    The Postal Museum Exhibition

    Included in museum ticket
    Best for ages 8+, but all ages welcome

    Pick up a free fun resource pack to take home and create your own sensory story, inspired by the incredible objects, stories and people in the museum. In the resource, storyteller Olivia Armstrong will share her top tips about how she creates her own terrific tales to help you create your very own sensory story.

    Bring your story to life at the arts and crafts space in the Kids of 2020 temporary exhibition using a range of fun craft materials provided.

  • Create your own sensory story workshop with storyteller Olivia Armstrong

    Friday 18 and Saturday 19 February
    Learning Space A
    Booking required | £5 per child
    Best for ages 8+, but all ages welcome

    • 13:00 – 14:15 (Friday only)
    • 15:00 – 16:15 (Friday and Saturday)

    If you have already booked a museum visit for these dates, you can also book a place on this special sensory story workshop.

    Join storyteller Olivia Armstrong and become a storyteller yourself in this interactive, fun story-building workshop. Taking inspiration from the amazing objects in the museum and using top tips from Olivia you will explore story-making techniques then create your very own.

    After the workshop bring your story to life at the arts and crafts space in the Kids of 2020 temporary exhibition.

    Book Tickets
  • Visit the exhibitions and ride the Mail Rail train during relaxed mornings at The Postal Museum.

    Post Early: Relaxed Event

    Tuesday 15 February
    The Postal Museum & Mail Rail

    Booking required
    All ages welcome

    Post Early is a relaxed event that has been co-produced with Ambitious about Autism and a group of their autistic Youth Patrons. Although the event is designed to support autistic and neurodiverse people, including families and adults, it is suitable for anyone who would benefit from visiting the museum when it is less crowded and noisy.

    At this February half term Post Early event, visitors can ride Mail Rail, explore the exhibitions with adjustments and lowered volume levels and take part in a facilitated ‘create your own sensory story’ arts and crafts activity.

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  • A Train to Impossible Places Adventure: Delivery to the Lost City, with author P.G. Bell

    Wednesday 16 February
    The Postal Museum Exhibition

    Included in museum ticket
    Best for ages 8+, but all ages welcome

    • Book reading: 11:30 – 12:00
    • Activity: 12:00 – 15:00

     

    Meet P.G. Bell, author of Delivery to the Lost City, the final book in the bestselling A Train to Impossible Places Adventures. Hear the story of Delivery to the Lost City come to life in a short talk by P.G. Bell. Find out his top-tips about how he creates his own magical stories then create your own at the arts and crafts space in the Kids of 2020 temporary exhibition.