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.

Schools can book Mail Rail rides on Monday – Thursday in term time.
Mail Rail must be booked in advance.

School groups larger than 20 will be split over two time slots. Smaller groups may go on the ride with other museum visitors.

The Mail Rail ride will be allocated to fit your Timetable and include time to visit the Mail Rail exhibition.

Mail Rail ride times: 10.55 – 11.15, 11.15 – 11.35, 11.35 – 11.55, 11.55 – 12.15
(limited availability 13.15 – 13.35 and 13.35 – 13.55)

Cost: £3.50 per person for pupils and adults within the ratios (including SEND support staff).
Additional adults will be charged adult group rate for the ride. £13.50

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


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

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