Plan your school visit

Practical information to plan your school visit.

Use our schools visual story (PDF) to prepare your class to visit us.

Getting to us

Allow plenty of time for your journey. Plan your route and check for up-to-date information about travel delays.

The Postal Museum
15-20 Phoenix Place

Public transport

Schools in Greater London can apply for discounted travel via Transport For London.


Chancery Lane, Farringdon, King’s Cross St Pancras, Russell Square (between 10 – 25 minutes on foot).
Transport for London Journey Planner


Farringdon and King’s Cross St Pancras are both less than a mile away (between 10 – 25 minutes on foot).
National Rail Journey Planner


17, 19, 38, 45, 46, 63, 341 stop near The Postal Museum.
Transport for London Journey Planner


There is no parking at the museum. The Museum is within the Congestion Charging Zone. Arrange drop-off and collection points with your coach operator.


On foot

We are a short walk from Farringdon, Russell Square, Chancery Lane, and King’s Cross St Pancras stations.
Walking directions on Google Maps

Museum maps

The Postal Museum and Mail Rail are in two separate buildings on Phoenix Place, connected by a zebra crossing. 

Planning visit

We strongly recommend that you make a planning visit to risk assess potential hazards in the museum and on your journey.


Arrange payment of your invoice. Payment in full is due in advance within 30 days from the date of your booking confirmation email. Schools can book at short notice depending on availability. In this case payment is expected before the visit date and may be requested immediately. Schools will receive an invoice by email. Payment is by BACS transfer or cheque. If timely payment is not made bookings may be cancelled.

Check your arrival and departure times and activities. Print copies for all teachers and adult helpers.

Our Risk assessment guidance (PDF) includes all the information you need to plan a safe visit.

Teachers and adult helpers are responsible for the health and safety of students. Students must be supervised by adults at all times, including in the toilets.

Must be as agreed in your booking confirmation. Groups that bring additional adults/students may have to pay full adult/child rates (at the discretion of the museum).

Divide your class into equal-sized groups with an adult group leader. Schools must maintain these ratios at all times.