28 July 2017 - 30 July 2017 / 10:00 - 17:00
The Postal Museum
Free with Exhibitions only ticket*

Join us as we bring our museum stories to life across a whole host of fun activities. From a Jolly Postman themed up picnic for little ones and themed face painting to storytelling with Tibs the cat and the legend of the lioness, there’s more than a dozen different activities to keep your kids entertained and introduce them to the exciting tales from London’s newest attraction.

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.

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*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

28 & 29 July/ 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 peril. Brace yourself for adventure, intrigue and a few surprises!

Bon Voyage! Arts and craft workshop

28 & 30 July/ Drop-in 11.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 16.00/ Temporary exhibition

Imagine you could send yourself anywhere? Where would you go? Create a character, design an envelope and pop them in the post.

Mixed Up Fairy Tales – Storytelling workshop with author 

29 July/ Drop-in 11.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 16.00 / Temporary Exhibition

What would happen if the Pied Piper grew long hair and flew away with a yellow brick road? Find out with Hilary Robinson, author of bestselling Mixed up Fairy Tales.

Strike a pose

29 July/ All day/  Exhibition

Get snap happy in our instant photo booth.

Author storytelling workshop

30 July / Drop-in 11.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 16.00   / Learning Space

Storytelling and letter writing workshop with Margaret Bateson-Hill, author of the Dragon Racer series.


The Jolly Postman Picnic

Lunch: 11.00 – 14.00/ Courtyard

Join The Jolly Postman themed tea party in our green courtyard and get crafty over lunch. Kids lunches available from the Café or bring your own.

Supported by Puffin Books.

Pop-up performers

All day/ Exhibition

Meet ordinary people with extraordinary stories. From Victorian invention to wartime heroism, step into the shoes of postal people from the past.

Face painting

All day/ Courtyard

Get into the family extravaganza spirit with face painting.

All aboard!

All day/ Courtyard

Sit behind the wheel of our replica 1910 Dennis van. It’s the perfect photo op!