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Visit: The Postal Museum

Award Level SuperStar

The Postal Museum

Opening in London mid-2017

Visit The Postal Museum with your class and delve into 500 years of groundbreaking postal history. Explore inspiring galleries packed with incredible objects, exciting stories and fun-filled interactive displays. Ride Mail Rail: Journey back in time on a specially-made train through the original tunnels and station platforms. 

Mail Rail CREST Superstar activities

Take part in Mail Rail CREST SuperStar activities to investigate the Science behind Mail Rail in your classroom. Each topic includes lesson plans, teachers’ notes, film clips, activity ideas and PowerPoint presentations for whiteboards.

Petitioning Parliament!: The year is 1913 and the streets of London are very busy. Students investigate why and write to the Prime Minister to persuade him to build Mail Rail.

Mail Rail Marble Run: Mail Rail engineers needed! Students work as a team to design the fastest, cheapest tunnel to move the mail underground.

Future Mail: The year is 2050. Students must research transport from the past to design a new method of transporting the mail in the future.

Use these activities to investigate the Science behind Mail Rail in your classroom and collect special Mail Rail Superstar stickers for your students. Superstar activities can support a visit to Mail Rail or the Outreach Mail Rail Science Show (London schools only). 

Resource: Brilliant birds

Resource: Brilliant birds

Local birdwatcher Mrs Twitcher is an expert on birds’ nests. “I think birds are brilliant,” she told our reporter. “I don’t think people can build nests like birds do.” Do you think Mrs Twitcher is right?
Resource: Bumblebee mystery

Resource: Bumblebee mystery

We think bumblebees are brilliant! They pollinate our flowers and help them to make seeds. Can you help us see where the bumblebees are?