Please note: our Wild About Colour exhibition is CLOSED  25 & 26 March and 1 & 2 April due to Oxford Literary Festival Events

In the news 2014

These are just a few of the mentions we’ve had in local, national and international press on the subject of our events, and our interactive exhibition 26 Characters.

January 2014

Authors dress up for the Story Museum – the Bookseller, 30 January

February 2014

Stage Whispers with Alexandra Coke – the Oxford Mail, 13 February

March 2014

When Authors Get Into Character – the Guardian, 6 March

England’s iconic authors dress up as favorite children’s book characters in photo exhibitEntertainment Weekly, 6 March

Character Reference – the Oxford Mail, 6 March

Stage Whispers with Alexandra Coke – the Oxford Mail, 20 March

The Big Picture Nursery World magazine, 24 March

April 2014

The Red Team’s Favourite Children’s Book Characters (supporting a feature in Red magazine) – Red, 3 April

Story Museum opens a magical new chapter – the Oxford Mail, 4 April

Python’s big day as a bearThe Sunday Times, 6 April

Once upon a time…doors open at children’s story museum – the Oxford Mail, 7 April

An image to treasure of author – the Oxford Mail (front page), 8 April

BBC Radio 4: Midweek – Cambridge Jones spoke to Libby Purves on 9 April

Design We Like: 26 CharactersDesign Week, 28 April

May 2014

Comic strip fun draws big crowdThis Is Oxfordshire, 6 May

Assuming CharacterOxford Today, 16 May

Things to do this half term! Guardian Children’s Books, 23 May

June 2014

BBC Open Book, recorded at The Story MuseumBBC Radio 4, 29 June.

Authors dress up as their favorite characters BBC news, 29 June

See authors cosplaying as their favourite characters109, 30 June

Authors Dress Up as Their Favorite Storybook Characters For Photo ExhibitPublishing Opinions, 30 June

See Neil Gaiman and other authors dressed as their favorite literary charactersTech Times, 30 June

July 2014

A bunch of authors dressed up as their favourite literary characters and it was brilliantMetro, 1 July

Neil Gaiman in a Badger Costume and Other Quirky Photos of Authors Dressed Like Childhood Characters Flavorwire, 1 July

Book Buzz: Authors play dress-up for museum exhibitUSA Today online, 1 July

Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett and more authors dress as their favourite charactersNerdist, 1 July

British Story Museum brings us the best cosplay everDaily Dot, 2 July

Alice Day wonders inspire lots of Cheshire Cat smilesOxford Mail, 7 July

Ready, teddy, go to the big sleepover at Oxford’s Story MuseumOxford Mail & Times (front page), 17 July

Famous book characters are at the heart of Oxford exhibitionOxford Mail, 20 July

Youngsters go wild in homage to a classic tale – Oxford Mail, 30 July

August 2014

Fantasy a reality on walkOxford Mail, 20 August

Youngsters enjoy pirate funOxford Mail, 28 August

September 2014

Try your hand at using an antique printing pressthe Guardian, 13 September

City’s hidden sights open their doors to visitorsOxford Mail, 15 September

Fun learning the three ‘arrrghs’Oxford Mail, 24 September

Children can co-write author’s new tale Oxford Mail, 24 September

Transforming authors into part of the storyOxford Mail, 24 September

October 2014

Peter Hitchens’s columnThe Mail on Sunday, 5 October

Frank Cottrell Boyce: schools are destroying the power of storiesthe Guardian, 17 October

Ministers don’t ‘get’ culture, says 2012 Games scriptwriter the Telegraph, 17 October

Experiencing Pages Turners singles night at the Story Museum Oxford Mail, 23 October

Frighteningly good half term funOxford Times, 24 October

Top 10 Christmas craft courses All About You, 27 October.

Author’s jamtastic time at Story MuseumOxford Times, 31 October

Read this…if you dareOxford Mail, 31 October

November 2014

Enter Narnia’s magical world at reading marathonOxford Mail, 8 November

The StorysellersIntelligent Life, November/December issue

Cooking up a story at an unusual MuseumOxford Mail, 20 November

Once upon a storytimeOxford Mail, 21 November

Musical tales at Story MuseumOxford Mail, 24 November

Sophie’s Kitchen is a wonderful storyOxford Times, 27 November

December 2014

New telling of Lewis classic has them spellbound Oxford Mail, 3 December

Take your pick of the treats for under-fives – Oxford Mail, 4 December

For Art’s Sake with Robin Hemmings – Oxford Times, 4 December

Singing postie promises first class fun – Oxford Mail, 5 December

Cuddly toys are up to no good Oxford Mail, 10 December

Destinations to Watch in 2015  – Huffington Post, 10 December

The What, The Where, The When: 12 December – The Lady, 12 December

Robin Hemmings delivers on all levels in Snow and Tell – Oxford Mail,  18 December (five-star review)

Christmas is on the cards at Story Museum – Oxford Mail, 19 December

Children’s theatre – innovation and change – Everything Theatre, 21 December

Narrator’s soup and a story really warms the heart Oxford Mail, 27 December

Top events and attractions for 2014 – Loughborough Echo, 29 December