Ride Mail Rail for schools

Mail Rail is the exciting highlight of any school visit.

Green train coming down Mail Rail tunnel

Take your class on an unforgettable immersive underground experience through the original tunnels and station platforms.

Mail Rail rides must be booked in advance. Schools will be allocated a time-slot for the train with time to explore Mail Rail exhibition.

There are four time-slots available for schools to ride Mail Rail in the Autumn term.

School groups larger than 20 will be split across two time-slots. Smaller groups may ride the train with other visitors.

Please consider these timings when making your booking.*

Times 10.15 – 10.35, 10.35 – 10.55, 10.55 – 11.15, 11.15 – 11.35

Cost £3.50 per pupil and adults within the ratios (including SEND support staff).
Additional adults will be charged adult group rate for the ride. £12.50

It is essential that schools bring the required ratio of adults to children.

Adult:child ratios:

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

*Later time-slots will be available from January 2018.


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.

A special AV bypass experience is available for people who might not be able/willing to ride the train. The footage will show the audio visual content offered on the ride to recreate the experience.

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Please note. Mail Rail will be closed for maintenance between 8 – 12 January 2018.

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