Month: July 2017

Delivering the unexpected

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The Postal Museum opens on 28 July 2017

‘British postal services helped to shape the modern world. The Postal Museum works to connect people through this human story of communication, industry and innovation by making it accessible to all.’

The Postal Museum’s Collections Development Policy

The collection spans five centuries of history, revealling Britain’s remarkable social and communications history.

Exhibits include stamps, letters, greetings cards, postcards and even song sheets. There is a collection of post boxes and operational equipment. Tools such as handstamps, sorting machinery and furniture are on display, as are horse-drawn or motorised vehicles and train carriages.

MailRail

A network of automated trains stretched from Paddington to Whitechapel and kept the capital’s communication network flowing for over 75 years. While millions of items of mail were delivered every day deep beneath the streets of London, Postal workers were forbidden from travelling on the train.

But now you can experience the ride.

The subterranean rail ride – MailRail – is due to open to the public on 4th September. It is currently available for private group events. Ride through the hidden tunnels and discover a unique piece of industrial heritage, then explore the galleries packed with objects, stories and interactive displays.

 

MailRail by Juliamaud
MailRail by Juliamaud

 

The Invitation To Events team, including an ex-Post Office Engineer, were privileged to get a trip on the train ahead of its opening to the public.

visiting mailrail with Squaremeal
Invitation To Events visiting Mailrail with Squaremeal

The Invitation To Events team plan on another trip to see the museum, so if you’d like to join them sign up for our Newsletter and you’ll be kept informed of this and other exciting visits and events. Click here to join the club http://eepurl.com/cA8aRj

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Treasure Hunt app offers adventures around London and Cardiff

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Treasure Hunters using phone for hunting with Treasure Hunts in London
Treasure Hunters using phone for hunting

Discovering history in London and Cardiff just got even more exciting thanks to these fun treasure hunts you can play on your phone. Challenge your powers of observation as you explore London streets and parks or experience the National Museum in Cardiff.

Receive clues and hints directly to your phone or tablet. Follow the trail and learn interesting facts with each correct answer. The hunts are available for both Android and iOS smartphones and tablets via the ClueKeeper app.

The hunts take around two hours and can be used as a walking tour of each location. There are currently five Treasure Hunts in London self guided hunts to choose from:-

Treasure Hunters using phone for hunting with Treasure Hunts in London
Treasure Hunters using phone for hunting

Explore Green Spaces with a new self guided treasure hunt

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Discover parks and gardens in Vauxhall

Take your friends and family on a treasure hunt exploring some of the parks and gardens in the Vauxhall area of London.

pumping iron in a vauxhall park - www.scavengerhunts.london
Pumping iron in a vauxhall park – www.scavengerhunts.london

Explore from Kennington to Waterloo using the latest Treasure Hunts in London heritage  adventure.

You will visit eight parks and gardens, three of which have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award. As well as large parks, you will discover small areas that are an oasis within a dense urban setting. Along the way discover some of the history of the area.

 

www.scavengerhunts.london - treasure found in kennington flower garden
www.scavengerhunts.london – treasure found in kennington flower garden

Available on ClueKeeper

  • The app gives you the clues and lets you submit answers directly on your smartphone or tablet.
  • Currently available for both Android and iOS smartphones and tablets.