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Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures

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

Sat 21 October 2017 – September 2018 (BOOKING NOW)
Mon – Thurs:
12pm, 3pm & 4pm
Friday – Sunday and every day during 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).

Please note this exhibition will carry an additional charge of £1.50 per person (£1.00 for Annual Members)

‘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.

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

Read our Press Release.

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