Primary schools

Book an interactive workshop to make the most of your school visit.

Engaging facilitators bring history alive. Get hands-on with original objects, overcome a challenge or solve a problem. Our flexible approach can be adapted for your pupils.

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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 programme

    Over the hills and far away, help The Jolly Postman deliver letters today.

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  • Sorted! The Postal Play Space

    Children aged 8 and under will have sack loads of fun in our miniature mail-themed world.

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  • The Jolly Christmas Postman

    Can you help to deliver the Christmas post on time?

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  • Pop It In The Christmas Post (FDN/KS1)

    Post Early for Christmas! Discover the story of the world's first Christmas card.

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Key Stage 1 and 2

Inspire your pupils with stories from our collections.

  • Pop It In The Post (KS1/2)

    Discover how a tiny piece of paper, the Penny Black stamp, changed the world.

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Key Stage 2

  • Mail Rail Science Show (KS2)

    Inspire future engineers! Find out how clever technology solved a problem to move mail underground.

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  • Cracking Code Breakers (KS2)

    Help Post Office engineers to build Colossus, the world's first programmable computer and crack top secret wartime codes.

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  • Spies, Lies and Pigeons (KS2)

    Meet a First World War postal worker and find out how the postal service kept people in touch around the world.

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  • Recover the wreck(KS2)

    Work as marine archeologists and take on a sunken treasure quest to recover precious letters from the wreck of the SS Gairsoppa.

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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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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 workshops available across the UK (up to 2 workshops per day)

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