This event finished on 6 Jan 2019. Please go here to see our current exhibition: The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the adventures of Mog the Forgetful Cat.

Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures

A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures


Book for our next exhibition opening 16 February 2019: The Tiger Who Came to Tea and the adventures of Mog the Forgetful Cat.


£1.50 (£1 Annual Pass holders) in addition to your Day Pass

We strongly advise booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

‘Once upon a time there was a boy called Charlie Cook who curled up in a cosy chair and read his favourite book.’

Enter the cosy sitting room of Charlie Cook’s Favourite Book and settle down for a story. But look more closely – what’s that you can see on the bookshelf?

Creep into a magical world of forests, miniature houses, dragons and other creatures. Can you spot The Gruffalo? Can you Squash and Squeeze around a life-sized cow? What’s that flying overhead, could it be Zog? Be The Smartest Giant in Town, climb through The Highway Rat’s cave, rock hop through the Monkey Puzzle jungle, discover the underwater worlds of Tiddler and The Snail and the Whale and take your seat for the ride of your life with The Room on the Broom.

Take a trip into the brilliant 3-D technicolour world of the best loved children’s author, Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler, with the UK’s first immersive exhibition of their wonderful work.

Mon – Thurs:
12pm, 3.15pm, 4.05pm

Friday – Sunday and School Holidays:
10.15am, 11.05am, 11.55am, 12.45pm, 1.35pm, 2.25pm, 3.15pm, 4.05pm.

Sessions last approximately 40 minutes.
For children aged 0-8 (older children welcome)

Artwork by Axel Scheffler. Copyright © Julia Donaldson and A. Scheffler Ltd 2017.

Download our Social Story to give you and your child an idea of what to expect when you arrive.

Please note buggies are not allowed in our exhibition space. There is buggy parking available on the Ground Floor.

Buy your Day Pass today and then select your exhibition time slot.