February Half Term 2020

17 - 23 February

From crime-fighting gadgets to secret messages: we’re hosting a series of activities for mini detectives this Half Term, inspired by our temporary exhibition The Great Train Robbery: Crime & The Post.

    • Event
    • 17 - 22 February 2020
    • 10:00

    Mini Detective Training Trail

    Spy details, crack clues, solve crimes. Pick up a sheet on your visit and follow the trail to begin your detective training.

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    • Event
    • 17 February 2020
    • 11:00

    Arts & Crafts: Photo Ready Detectives

    Create an identity card and props to become a fully equipped detective of The Post Office Investigation Branch.

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    • Event
    • 18 February 2020
    • 11:30

    Storytelling: Hidden Treasures

    Join an interactive storytelling session to learn about art masterpieces hidden in the Mail Rail tunnels during WW1.

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    • Event
    • 19 February 2020
    • 12:00

    Arts & Crafts: Crime Fighting Gadgets

    Design and build your own experimental anti-crime equipment from craft materials, inspired by the Crime Prevention Briefcase from our temporary exhibition.

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    • Event
    • 20 February 2020
    • 11:00

    Arts & Crafts: Wax Sealed Secret Messages

    Write your own letter with a hidden compartment for a secret message, then wax seal it closed for extra privacy.

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    • Event
    • 21 February 2020
    • 11:00

    Arts & Crafts: Fraud Proof Stamps

    Stamps incorporate many security features to prevent fakes and forgeries. Design your own stamp and include your own unique fraud proof marks.

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    • Event
    • 22 February 2020
    • 11:00

    Arts & Crafts: Top Secret Letter

    Create a letter with a hidden wallet in the back of the card to conceal top secret information.

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More to explore

Explore interactive galleries, ride through hidden Mail Rail tunnels and visit our indoor play space.

  • Ride Mail Rail

    Experience 15 minutes of immersive underground exploration. There's even a surprise or two. Are you ready?

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  • Sorted! The Postal Play Space

    There's sackloads of fun to be had in our indoor play area specially for kids aged 8 and under!

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