Plan your school visit

Practical information to help you plan your school visit.

If you have visited before you will notice some differences in the museum buildings. These changes are to keep your school and our staff safe. Read more about Visiting safely here.


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
London
WC1X 0DA

Map view
Street view

Public transport

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

Tube

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

Rail

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

Bus

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

Coach

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. 

Map of the museum showing floors and facilities.

Download Museum maps

Planning visit

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


FAQs

Arrange payment of your invoice. Payment is due in advance 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. Each Itinerary includes time between activities for regular hand washing and toilet breaks.

Our risk assessments include 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.

1 adult group leader per group:

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