museums

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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Happy New Year!

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A Review of

Clue-solving adventures 

in 2016

We have shared some great adventures.

 

We’ve explored a number of top London art galleries and museums.


We’ve discovered heritage around London.


We’ve solved puzzles in Escape Rooms …..


…and taken part in puzzle hunts and solved murder mysteries…..


We’ve enjoyed wine and chocolates, tried craft beers and ciders, indulged in cream teas and cocktails……and even visited one of London’s top five Italian restaurants for our after-hunt celebrations and prize giving.


Some of us have had fun in costume……


And we’ve all learnt something new, come across treasures we didn’t expect and discovered new places as we’ve explored. So forget about the bad parts of 2016 and let’s look forward to a better, brighter new year

Join us for more wonderful Clue Solving Adventures in 2017

Indoor Treasure Hunts

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Want to explore some of London’s rich heritage?

As well as 40,000 listed buildings and over 150 ancient monuments, London contains 4 UNESCO world heritage sites. It is home to 857 art galleries and over 170 museums, including three of the top ten museums and galleries in the world. Treasure Hunts in London helps visitors and locals alike to explore some of the world class heritage that is in London.

Our hunts are aimed at adults, combining solving clues and finding arts and heritage.

A chance to combine exploring museums and galleries with solving clues and completing fun assignments with friends. We use a mixture of cryptic, puzzle and straight clues, that lead to a destination, and a question that must be answered. Along the way there are photo assignments and challenges to complete. Prizes are awarded to the winning team.
 
Come and discover some of London’s treasures with www.Treasurehunts.events.