26 April 2023
The Postal Museum
£8 per ticket / £11 with Sorted!

Build your tool kit of engineering skills in this themed day of STEM-focussed activities for Home Educators.

  • About the day
    On Home Ed Days we don’t take school bookings. Activities are most suitable for particular age groups as indicated.

    Older and younger children are welcome to attend. Bear in mind the content of the activities may not be as engaging for them.

    Key information:

    • Best for ages 7 -11 (KS2). All ages welcome.
    • Interactive session: Mail Rail Science Show - Take part in live experiments to power the postal network
    • Mail Rail ride and trail: Ride Mail Rail and follow an exhibition trail
    • Hands-on activities: Investigate Mail Rail objects and STEM activities
    • Exhibition Galleries: Get hands-on in our interactive galleries
    • Sorted! The Postal Play Space: Optional for children aged 8 and under.
    • Curriculum links: Science, Technology, Maths, Engineering and History
  • Information for Home Educators

    Visit our Home Educators page to read our FAQs for Home Educators and to find out more about other events, including Home Ed Self-led visits.


    Plan your day
    Your ticket will show your timeslot for Mail Rail ride, Mail Rail Science Show and Sorted! Postal Play Space (if you book this optional extra activity). Gallery activities are drop-in and will run throughout the day.

    Mail Rail ride  Mail Rail Science Show 
    10.00 13.00 – 13.45
    10.30 13.00 – 13.45
    13.00 11.00 – 11.45
    13.30 11.00 – 11.45


    If you book Sorted! the session time will fit with the above activities.

Learning resources

Book tickets

Choose your ticket type and time slot for Mail Rail Science Day.

£8.00 per ticket:

  • Museum exhibitions, Mail Rail ride and Mail Rail Science Show
  • Gallery trails and activities in Mail Rail depot


£11 per child ticket with Sorted! (children aged 8 and under):

  • The Postal Museum Exhibitions, Mail Rail ride and Mail Rail Science Show
  • Gallery trails and activities in Mail Rail depot
  • 45-minute session in Sorted! The Postal Play Space