Families

From a jam-packed programme of free workshops, an underground ride on Mail Rail and Sorted! The Postal Play Space, we are one of London's friendliest family destinations.

Following the Government’s announcement of a National Lockdown, the Museum is temporarily closed. We’re taking bookings from 20 May 2021.

We are not currently taking bookings for Sorted!, but will update via our Families newsletter when we start again.

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Visiting with a family

Find everything you need to know about visiting the museum and buying tickets on our Visit Us page.

  • Visit us

    All the practical information you'll need to help plan your visit.

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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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  • Mail Rail

    Secret, forgotten and abandoned until now. Take a ride and explore this unique experience.

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  • The Jolly Postman trail

    Join story-book favourite The Jolly Postman on his rounds through 500 years of history.

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Activities

Explore postal themed games and activities from home. Want to see more? Browse our page of activities for families.

  • Holiday from Home: Write and Send a Postcard

    Discover activity ideas for kids. Write and send a postcard to a loved one telling them all about your holiday from home.

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    • Collection
    • 17 June 2016

    Spotting a Royal Cypher

    What is a Royal Cypher? Delve into The Postal Museum's collection to find how they pop up on pillar boxes, medals and (of course!) stamps...

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Accessibility information for families

Let our friendly staff know if you require any additional support to take part in our family fun.

Look out for a range of activities and events taking place on selected Saturdays and school holidays throughout the year, including our First Class early openings for families with children who have an Autism Spectrum Condition and BSL interpreted interactive storytelling sessions.

Contact [email protected] for more information.

  • Accessibility

    We aim to be as accessible as possible. Disabled visitors may bring a companion for free to support with their visit.

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  • Autism Spectrum Conditions

    The Postal Museum are working with Ambitious about Autism to create resources and develop events that aim to support and welcome autistic and neurodiverse people to the museum.

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