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

Discover the railway that moved mail under London for over 75 years.

KS2 Science, Technology, Maths, Engineering, History, Geography
Suitable for Years 3 – 6 (differentiated for year group)

In this session

Travel through time to meet engineers and find out about early attempts to use pneumatic power to move the mail underground. Take part in fun live experiments, learn engineering skills, and explore the scientific principles behind the world’s first driverless electric railway.

Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Duration: 45-minute science show

Cost: £100 per session plus VAT

Group size: 30 pupils max, up to 3 classes per day

Adult : pupil ratio 1:6 (plus SEND support staff)

Book your visit today


Prepare for your visit: Mail Rail CREST SuperStar Challenges accredited by the British Science Association.

Upgrade your school visit

When you make a booking, add the option to stay and play in Sorted! The Postal Playspace, or ride Mail Rail.


Mail Rail Science Show is kindly supported by: