The Perilous Post
The Postal Museum
Free with Museum only ticket*
Ahoy! It’s time to explore how perilous the post really was. Reveal dangerous and intriguing tales of highwaymen, Mail Coach guards and pirates as we take you on a swashbuckling adventure through the perilous post. Make your own message in a bottle or pirate hand puppet, go on a gallery treasure hunt and meet our costumed actors. Would you have survived life as a postman of the past?
Mail Rail might not be open yet but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of fun to be had for kids especially!
Ideal for families with children aged 0-11. Kids go free* with paying adults. Get your exhibitions only ticket now for the Opening Family Extravaganza.Book tickets now
*Up to 4 children are included in a full-price exhibitions only adult or concession ticket and must be accompanied at all times.
The Legend of the Lioness and other Curious Tales
5 August/ Drop-in 11.30, 13:30 & 14.30/ Learning Space
Storyteller Olivia Armstrong takes you on a journey through the curious tales of the postal past. There will be adventure, mild peril and a few surprises!
All fingers and thumbs – textile hand puppet workshop
5 and 6 August/ Drop-in 11.00-13.00/ 14.00-16.00
Keep little fingers happy with the crafty workshop where kids get to create an animal or pirate hand puppet from textile
Message in a Bottle
6 August/ Drop-in 11.00-13.00/ 14.00-16.00
Pirates have attacked your mail ship! Write and design a message in a bottle to send ashore and share the terrifying tale.
Exhibition/ All day
Get to know people from the past as we invite Sir Rowland Hill, a Post Office Rifleman, a First World War post lady and a suffragette into the present day
Courtyard/ All day
Get into the family extravaganza spirit with face painting.
All day/ Courtyard
Sit behind the wheel of our replica 1910 Dennis van. It’s the perfect photo op!
Gallery treasure hunt
All day/ Exhibition
Strike a pose
5 August/ Exhibition
Get snap happy in our instant photo booth.