Ride Mail Rail

Mail Rail is the exciting highlight of a school visit.

Take your students on an immersive train ride through the tunnels of the underground postal railway.



  • About the ride

    Each train carries a maximum of 25 people.

    Classes of 20 students or more will be allocated two train times. Smaller classes may ride the train with other museum visitors.

    Mail Rail rides are allocated to fit your Itinerary for the day.

    Available Monday – Friday in term time

    Cost per class (2019/20)

    £100 for 20 – 30 students and up to 10 adults.
    Additional adults will be charged adult group rate (£13.50)

  • Adult:student ratios

    Schools that do not bring adequate adult support will not be permitted to ride the train.

    Minimum adult:student ratios:

    • FDN 1:3
    • KS1 1:4
    • KS2 1:6
    • KS3 1:10
    • KS4+ 1:15


    Mail Rail is an immersive experience with moments of complete darkness, loud noises and mild vibrations that some learners may find overwhelming. Schools are asked to consider this at the point of booking.

    Accessible Mail Rail Film is available as an alternative for visitors who might not be able/willing to ride.

    Find out more about Mail Rail access and rules.

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