Colleges and universities

Self-led visits and tours of our archive to support individual study.

Self-led visits

Available Mondays – Fridays
Duration Allow at least 2 hours
Cost The Postal Museum – £8 per student and accompanying staff within ratios; The Postal Museum and Mail Rail – £11.80 per student and accompanying staff within ratios (limited availability for Mail Rail rides in Autumn term).
Group size Up to 60 students per day
Adult : pupil ratio 1:15, plus all SEND support staff

Art and Design groups can sketch or take photographs in the galleries. This must be arranged in advance. Foldable stools can be provided upon request.

To request a self-led visit email

Talks and tours

Introductory tours of our archive are available upon request. These tours are intended to support students with research interests related to our collections and will provide an introduction to The Discovery Room and how to use our archive collections for study.

If your students wish to visit The Postal Museum galleries and/or Mail Rail they must pay the above entry rates.

To request a tour email

Tell us the name of your institution, number of students and as much information as you can about the focus of their studies.