A museum like no other
Thank you to everyone who’s come to celebrate our opening and explore our 26 Characters exhibition. . We asked our first 250 visitors to describe the museum in 3 words, and here’s an A-Z of your feedback – the more of you said it, the bigger the word appears:
See below for some of the faces who have visited us since we opened.
Malorie Blackman, Children’s Laureate, spoke at the opening of 26 Characters:
“For me it’s always been the love of reading stories that made me want to tell my own. All of us have a voice and we shouldn’t be afraid to use it. And this place is so fantastic because it’s like bits of your own imagination brought to life throughout the whole building – so I’d encourage you all to read a lot, and write your own stories, and don’t be afraid to tell your own stories.
This museum is a way not just of archiving our stories but of celebrating them and a way of making sure that we keep those stories and that we add to them. Stories are absolutely vital to us and if you want to find out about other people, other cultures, other countries – just ask them their stories. That’s why I think this place is going to be here for ever.”
We’re enormously grateful to everyone who has helped to get us this far. We aim to raise around £400,000 annually to maintain our creative learning programmes, build our collection of stories and keep our museum running with affordable, exciting and inspirational events.
In addition, the transformation of our whole site can only be achieved with a further £6.5 million of capital development. If you would like to play a part in helping us to create a magical cathedral of stories then please click here to make a regular gift and play your part in writing the next chapter.
Photos: Dawn Parsonage. Copyright The Story Museum.