Primary schools

Book a workshop. Available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Delve deeper into the postal past, get hands-on with original objects, take part in role play, investigate new ideas, overcome a challenge, or solve a problem.

Delivered by engaging facilitators, our flexible approach delivers first class learning that can be adapted to suit the needs of your learners.

Entry to The Postal Museum and Mail Rail exhibition (the ride is additional) is included in the cost of a workshop. Time to explore the galleries will be on your Timetable.

Read Teacher Tips to plan a First Class visit to find out more.

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Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1

Stimulate the curiosity of little learners through engaging hands-on play.

  • Engineers: GOOD IDEAS!

    Meet a postal engineer with a GOOD IDEA! Dig deep under London to discover the story of Mail Rail.

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  • The Jolly Postman learning programme

    Over the hills and faraway, help The Jolly Postman deliver his letters today. Foundation Stage & KS1/2.

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  • Stay and play: Schools and nurseries in Sorted! The Postal Play Space

    Children aged 8 and under will have sackloads of fun.

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  • BOOK EARLY The Jolly Christmas Postman storytelling

    It’s Christmas Eve. Can your pupils help to deliver the Christmas post on time?

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Key Stage 1 and 2

Inspire your pupils with stories from our collections.

  • Spies, Lies and Pigeons: Communications in the First World War (KS1/2)

    Meet a First World War post lady or a soldier in the Post Office Rifles and discover how the Post Office went to war.

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  • Pop It In The Post: How The Penny Black Stamp Changed Our World (KS1/2)

    Use object handling and role play to discover how a small piece of paper, the Penny Black, changed the world.

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  • NOW BOOKING 2018 Pop it in the Christmas Post (KS1/2)

    Enter the Victorian world of Sir Rowland Hill at Christmas time and make and send your own card.

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Key Stage 2

  • Mail Rail Science Show: How Technology Solved a Problem (KS2)

    Travel through time to meet engineers and find out about early attempts to move the mail underground.

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  • Cracking Code Breakers: Engineering Colossus, the World’s First Programmable Computer (KS2)

    Help Post Office engineer Tommy Flowers to build Colossus, the code-breaking machine that cracked messages from Hitler!

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  • Last Post: The Postal Service in the First World War (KS2)

    Use archival documents, photographs, maps and objects to reflect on the experience of the First World War.

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  • Undeliverable! Owing to Enemy Action (KS2)

    It is September 1940 and bombs are falling on London. Join the Post Office's Rescue and Salvage squad to save the mail!

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Teacher events

  • The Jolly Postman Teachers’ Tea Party

    October 2018 - Free CPD training in for Early years and primary teachers. Sample The Jolly Postman literacy learning programme and take a kit of storytelling ideas back to school.

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Stamps in Schools

Outreach workshops available for schools across the UK.

  • Stamps in Schools

    Stamps are little windows into the history of the World. Their designs can support teaching across the curriculum.

    Workshops are delivered by Erene Grieve, a retired teacher.

    Free 1-hour sessions available across the UK (up to 2 sessions per day)

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