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What’s inside

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Book your museum entry ticket

The Story Museum offers a range of spaces and activities to explore on two floors, with a changing programme of exhibitions and immersive installations. Buy a ticket and explore.

View our What’s On guide May-August 2018


It’s Always Tea Time  – an exhibition of illustration that invites you to step into the of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland. Find out more

Alphabetown (opens 12 May) – an interactive exhibition from illustrator Sarah Edmonds. Find out more. 

Insects Through The Looking Glass (opens 16 June) – explore the significance of insects within your favourite children’s stories over the past 150 years. Find out more

Animal – prepare yourself for a safari through stories like never before with 12 new immersive spaces. Find out more

World Stories Room – discover seven fabric hangings featuring animal tales from seven parts of the globe.

Time for Bed – explore a starlit bedtime story world with live story readings at programmed times. Find out more

The Changing Room – dressing up (for children and adults) and our amazing Talking Throne. Find out more

The Film Den – catch up with classic television and film adaptations of favourite stories in our intimate cosy cinema space. Find out more.

Shop and Café – treat yourself to a tasty home-cooked morsel and browse our range of books and gifts. Find out more

Events for all ages – we also run a packed programme of author events, talks and activities. To see what’s happening on a particular day just click on the calendar. Please note that author events, talks and some additional activities are not included in your Museum entry ticket.