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Sat 14 February, Free Entry

Discover Children's Story Centre, London's only children's museum is a place where children and their families can enjoy playing learning and making up stories together.

Our Spring 2015 programme is now on sale. Click on the 'Download brochure' button below for full programme details.


To find out everything that Discover has to offer on a day out please visit our Things to Do page and for full event listings download our brochure on the button below. 

More Information about Anthony Browne’s The Big Write
This year’s The Big Write Children’s Literature Festival, Sat 7 & Sun 8 March, will be curated by former Children’s Laureate and author and illustrator of Gorilla and Willy the Wimp, Anthony Browne and includes the UK’s best-selling children’s authors and illustrators Anthony Browne, Alexis Deacon I am Henry Finch, Hanne Bartholin Frida and Bear and Mini Grey Spacedog.

Events are open to the public Sat 7 & Sun 8 March. See here for full programme details and admission prices (includes admission to Discover). To book your full day tickets and events call 020 8536 5555, Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm.

This year, The Big Write can come to YOUR school, 5 - 13 March, with authors and illustrators including Anthony Horowitz Alex Rider, Steven Butler The Diary of Dennis the Menace, Sita Brahmachari Red Leaves, Philip Ardagh The Grunts, Charlie Dark The School of DarkSarwat Chadda The Ash Mistry Chronicles, Atinuke Anna Hibiscus, Adam Stower The Troll and the Oliver. To book your class’ session, call 020 8536 5555, Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm.

More information about Discover's London Children's Book Swap
Drop-in for a FREE day of swapping books and stories at Discover on Sat 14 February from 12.30 – 5pm. Bring in your old favourites to trade for new story adventures. Entry to Discover on this day will be FREE all day.

More information about February Half Term: Roald Dahl Picture Book Week, Sat 14 – Sun 22
Join us every day over February Half Term with storytelling of your favourite Roald Dahl picture books, animal mask making and author and illustrator visits from Christopher William Hill Tales from Schwartzgarten, Guy Bass Frog the Barbarian and Chloe Inkpen Zoe and Beans.

More information about Once There Was...The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers:
Visit our interactive family exhibition Once There Was... The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers. Celebrate the 10th birthday of the classic How to Catch a Star by exploring the magical worlds in an exhibition bringing his fabulous picture books to life. Play in your favourite scenes from How to Catch a Star, Up and Down, Lost and Found and The Way Back Home. Take a trip to the seaside, row a boat, make friends with a penguin, visit the Lost and Found office and watch as stars magically appear.  Look at images here.

Please note that the opening hours for the exhibition are as follows: Term Time Tue - Fri: 3 - 5pm (Please note that these sessions are not pre-bookable); Weekends and school holidays: 10.20*, 11.20am, 12.20, 1.20, 2.20, 3.15 and 4.15pm. *Weekdays during school holidays only


Please note that it is advisable to pre-book events and Once there was the Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers. You can book online or over the phone (Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm).

Discover’s London…

Swap your old books for new favourites at a London Children's Book Swap…


February Half Term:…

Join us every day over February Half Term for your favourite Roald Dahl stories…


Anthony Browne’s…

Join award-winning author and illustrator Anthony Browne as he shares his stories…