Thursdays in term time
10:15 - 11:00 and 11:30 - 12:15
Mail Rail building
£5 / £1 for Camden residents
For ages 5 and under

New summer Post and Play dates now live.

Father helps his young son stack multi-coloured building blocks as part of the Post and Play activities
Small child crawling through a tunnel during a play session

Post and Play sessions are a chance for families with children under five to learn and have fun together through play.

There’s lots of engineering, transport, and communication activities to explore!

Families can enjoy:

  • Sorting by colour and shape at postie sorting stations
  • Moving the mail by road and rail at transportation stations
  • Building tunnels, trains and chutes using your imagination to help keep our tiny town connected.


Book tickets

  • Includes entry to The Postal Museum exhibitions
  • £5 per child and accompanying adult
  • £1 per child and accompanying adult (Camden resident)
  • Under 6 months free
  • An Adult ticket will be automatically be added to your basket as supervision is required.

Add Sorted! to your visit

  • Enjoy a 45-minute session in our play area for children aged 8 and under.
  • Book Sorted! with your Post and Play session for £2 per child. Adults do not need a ticket.
  • Once you have added your Post and Play ticket to your basket, you will be given the option to add Sorted! tickets. You can skip this option if you don’t wish to buy Sorted! tickets.
  • The same session will be delivered at 10:15 and 11:30.
  • Sessions will be available to book in five-week blocks. You can book for one or multiple sessions.
  • Camden residents can book £1 tickets. You will be asked for proof of address at the point of booking.
  • Everyone attending will need a ticket. One free adult ticket is included in the ticket price. Babies under 6 months will also need a free ticket.
  • Sessions have capacity for one adult per child unless extra support is required. Additional adult tickets can be requested through our Box Office.
  • To ensure adequate supervision there is a maximum of three children per one adult. · Ticket sales end online at 9am on the day of the session.
  • Your ticket will provide entry to The Postal Museum exhibitions. You can add Sorted! The Postal Play Space to your visit for a discounted rate in the booking journey. The discount will be applied at checkout.
  • If you wish to ride Mail Rail you can add this to your visit on the booking page.
  • Arrive at Mail Rail welcome desk at least five minutes before your session time. Our Visitor Hosts will scan your ticket.
  • Sessions take place in the Mail Rail Depot accessed by going down one flight of stairs or a lift.
  • Buggy parking is available at Mail Rail where Post and Play sessions will be taking place.
  • Our café has highchairs and a Kids menu. Breastfeeding and bottle feeding are welcome anywhere in the museum. Show your ticket in the café for a £1 hot drink.
  • Unisex toilets including accessible toilets and baby changing facilities are located in The Postal Museum and Sorted!

Our Visit us page has all the information you need to plan your visit.

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Supported by John Lyon’s Charity.