Plan a First Class visit

Everything you need to know to plan and book a first class school visit.


Why visit us?

Inspire your students with the story of how postal communication revolutionised the way we live. Explore interactive exhibition galleries packed with intriguing objects. Ride Mail Rail and experience London’s hidden underground postal railway. Play in Sorted! a mail themed space for EYFS and KS1 children.

Request your 2019 – 2020 visit to help us provide your preferred date and activities.

What to book?

Facilitated sessions including interactive sessions, science shows and galleries discovery tours led by our experienced Schools Team
Interactive galleries packed with intriguing objects spanning 500 years of communications history
Ride Mail Rail, hop aboard London’s hidden underground postal train
Play in Sorted! a miniature mail themed space for EYFS and KS1

Postal Packages

Book a popular Postal Package for an interactive learning experience. Browse our programmes select your activities and led by our knowledgeable and friendly Schools team.

Postal Packages are priced per class and include discounted rates to ride Mail Rail and/or play in Sorted! Time to visit our interactive galleries and use of our Lunch Space is included.

Changes and cancellations

Read our Terms and Conditions for schools for full details about changes and cancellations.

Got a question for us?

Email schools@postalmuseum.org
Call 0300 030 0700

The Postal Museum and Mail Rail is split across two sites, separated by a road with a zebra crossing.

We strongly recommend a familiarisation visit to plan your day. Book familiarisation tickets for two adults per class. This includes the Mail Rail ride if you have booked for your school. Email schools@postalmuseum.org to request your tickets.

Looking for more support to plan your trip? Book a free place on one of our monthly Teacher Tours. Our schools team will show you round and answer your questions.

Plan your journey. Allow plenty of time for your travel. There is no parking at the museum. Drop-off and collection points must be arranged with your coach operator.

Risk assessments for all areas of The Postal Museum, Mail Rail and Sorted! are included in the Welcome Pack. Teachers are also encouraged to complete their own.

For health and safety reasons, you must accompany and actively supervise your students at all times. Unsupervised students and/or poor behaviour could mean that your group is asked to leave. The museum is a public place so please remind students to respect other visitors, museum staff and exhibits. Code of Conduct is included in your Welcome Pack with rules for Mail Rail and Sorted!

Please ensure you bring enough adults to supervise your visit. Students arriving without accompanying adults will not be allowed into the museum.

Our Lunch Space must be booked on your visit request form. Each group will be allocated a 30 minute slot.

Groups are welcome to eat in the outdoor Courtyard if the weather is suitable.

Shops are located in The Postal Museum Welcome Space and the Mail Rail Depot. Request time to visit the shop on the booking request form.