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Take a ride on the miniature post train along underground tunnels, see Victorian Valentine cards, Penny Black stamps, enjoy a jam-packed programme of free workshops and let the kids have a sack full of fun at the toy town. The Postal Museum is first-class fun for all the family.
See a five-wheeled postal bike, play dress up, ride the Mail Rail, complete with miniature trains, platforms and old fashioned tunnels, deliver letters at the adventure play area and see 500 years of postal history come to life. The dedicated play area costs £5 extra for 45 minutes and boasts a mini town with streets, buildings, trolleys, pulleys, slides and chutes - ideal for 8 and unders.
Kidadler Lisa said: "We had a fantastic morning [at the Postal Museum] - great fun for the whole family. The mail train was great and lots of interactive and informative activities that occupied our 9-year-old twins for two hours. You can make your own postage stamps, sort letters on a moving train and send your letters through a chute which was a lot of fun."
Kidadler Helene added: "I just wanted to recommend the Postal Museum. Hubby and I went there today with our 12 and 9-year-old today. It was a fab day out. In the Museum there are so many hands on activities for kids to do to learn about the old Mail Trains. If you go across the road and up a bit you will come to the Mail Train Exhibition where there is also loads to do and you can ride on an old mail train under London. Whilst on the ride, there is a tape explaining what you are seeing and there are films projected on the tunnel walls. You can pay one price to do all the above but have to pre-book a time slot on the train. A fantastic day out!"
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Highly recommend mail rail and postal museum. Our 3.5 year old had a great time and we were impressed by the excellent interactive exhibitions. Definitely worth a visit and near exmouth market and upper street for lunch before/after!