11 - 17 February 2023 / 10:00 - 17:00
The Postal Museum
Included in museum ticket

Photo of a parent and child playing with arts and crafts materials at a table in the Mail Rail depot.

This February half term, join in arts and crafts exploring stamp and cypher design.


All activities are included with a museum ticket and are drop-in, or first come first served. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Designing Cypher Stones

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 February / 10:30 – 16:00
Included with museum ticket
Mail Rail Depot
Best for ages 6+, but all ages welcome.

A royal cypher is a combination of a monarch’s initials and title. Future Post Boxes will have King Charles’ cypher on them.

Design your own cypher and paint it on stones. Mark this moment in time by adding symbols and icons that are relevant to your identity, family, and story.

Family Printmaking Workshop: Sign of the Times

Tuesday 14 & Wednesday 15 February / 11:00 – 13:00 and 14:30 – 16:30
Last admittance at 12:30 and 16:00
Included with museum ticket
Learning Space A*
Best for ages 8+, but all ages welcome.

Join us at this printmaking workshop to design your own stamp, sign or image, showing how you are experiencing 2023 so far.

From folk art practices around the world, to protest signs, and contemporary design, printmaking can be a powerful method to get your message across.

*Please note this space has a limited capacity so activity will be offered on a first come first served basis.

To My Future Self: Time Capsule Letter Writing

Thursday 16 & Friday 17 February / 10:30 – 16:00
Included with museum ticket
Mail Rail Depot
Best for ages 6+, but all ages welcome.

The coronation of King Charles III happens later this year, the first coronation in the UK for 70 years.

Write a message to send to your future self and design a unique cypher for the envelope. What do you want to remember about this year and what questions do you have for your future self?

Tickets include one ride on Mail Rail and a year of unlimited access to all our exhibitions from the date of your first visit.

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Image showing awards given to The Postal Museum.. Winners of the Accessible and Inclusive Tourism Award from the 2022 London Tourism Awards.