Mail Rail Science Day

Build your tool kit of engineering skills in this themed day of STEM-focussed activities.

  • About the day
    On Home Ed Days we don’t take school bookings. Activities are most suitable for particular age groups as indicated.

    Older and younger children are welcome to attend. Bear in mind the content of the activities may not be as engaging for them.

    2022 Dates:

    • Wednesday 13 July
    • Wednesday 14 September


    Key information:

    • Best for ages 7 -11 (KS2). All ages welcome.
    • Interactive session: Mail Rail Science Show - Take part in live experiments to power the postal network
    • Mail Rail ride and trail: Ride Mail Rail and follow an exhibition trail
    • Hands-on activities: Investigate Mail Rail objects and STEM activities
    • Exhibition Galleries: Get hands-on in our interactive galleries
    • Sorted! The Postal Play Space: Optional for children aged 8 and under.
    • Curriculum links: Science, Technology, Maths, Engineering and History
  • Plan your day
    You will book a timeslot to ride Mail Rail. On arrival, you will be given a coloured wristband for access to the Mail Rail Science Show at the time below. Gallery activities are drop-in and will run throughout the day.

    Mail Rail ride (13 Jul) Mail Rail Science Show 
    10.20 13.00 – 13.45
    10.40 13.00 – 13.45
    13.00 11.00 – 11.45
    13.20 11.00 – 11.45


    Mail Rail ride (14 Sep) Mail Rail Science Show 
    10.00 13.00 – 13.45
    10.30 13.00 – 13.45
    13.00 11.00 – 11.45
    13.30 11.00 – 11.45


    If you book Sorted! the session time will fit with the above activities.

Learning resources

Book tickets

Choose your ticket type and time slot for Mail Rail Science Day.

£8.00 per ticket:

  • Museum exhibitions, Mail Rail ride and Mail Rail Science Show
  • Gallery trails and activities in Mail Rail depot


£11 per child ticket with Sorted! (children aged 8 and under):

  • The Postal Museum Exhibitions, Mail Rail ride and Mail Rail Science Show
  • Gallery trails and activities in Mail Rail depot
  • 45-minute session in Sorted! The Postal Play Space
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