Victoria and Albert Museum - Winnie the Pooh: Exploring a Classic

Victoria and Albert Museum – Winnie the Pooh: Exploring a Classic

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Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic is a playful exhibition celebrating the magical world of one of the most adored literary characters of all time. Visit this unmissable exhibition and see the dearest chubby bear.

So hurry, because this is the last week of the Winnie the Pooh – Exploring a Classic exhibition. Among ancient costumes, silver and sculptures, you can find Winnie the Pooh. Engaging young visitors and their families with one of children’s literature’s most captivating characters.

“Exploring a Classic” will reveal the real people, relationships and inspirations behind Winnie-the-Pooh and his tales of friendship, simple joys and the curious yet gentle nature of a child’s imagination.

The exhibition will highlight Milne’s unique storytelling style, including his wonderful and humorous use of language. And celebrate Shepard’s enduring illustrations. Visitors will be reminded of the many valuable life lessons in the Pooh books, which have stood the test of time with families around the world.

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Drawn from the rich archives of the V&A, The Walt Disney Company, Egmont Publishing, The Shepard Trust and The University of Surrey, the more than 240 works in the exhibition span 90 years of Pooh history, from 1920 to the present.

Original illustrations, manuscripts and proofs along with early editions, letters, photographs, cartoons, ceramics and fashion—all featuring the much-loved character and his friends: Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Owl, Piglet, Rabbit and Tigger.

Through the exhibition’s interactive elements and large-scale graphics, especially children will feel as if they are entering the world of Pooh.

English author A.A. Milne named the character Winnie-the-Pooh after a teddy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin.

The Victoria and Albert museum is basically always worth a visit. Winnie just adds a little “now” factor. And what better reason for a family day out at the museum in the heart of London?

Exhibition Dates: 9 December 2017 – 8 April 2018
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL


And why not head for an afternoon tea treat afterwards?


Slider: A. A. Milne and E.H. Shepard

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