Through immersive exhibitions and gallery spaces, events and outreach work, we celebrate stories in all forms and explore their enduring power to teach and delight.
Through our imaginative exhibitions and exciting programme of performances, events, workshops, clubs and skills-building courses, we engage people of all ages in great stories. Our activities are interactive, multi-sensory and designed to encourage parents, carers and children to spend time together enjoying stories in many different ways. See What’s On.
Our schools workshops are based on many years of experience in engaging children with learning and literacy. Half and full-day workshops are led by teaching professionals, delivering curriculum-based and enriching activities that immerse participants in language, stories and ideas. Learn more about our schools offer.
Each year on the first Saturday of July, The Story Museum
coordinate's a city-wide festival celebrating Alice in Wonderland. This
family festival involves organisations across the city from museums and
galleries to shops and community groups, all putting together a
programme of events and activities, most of which are free.
Stories are a brilliant way of bringing people together, sharing experiences and nurturing skills. We work with selected schools and community partners to bring about positive change for groups and individuals. Read more about our projects and partnerships.
Visiting The Story Museum over the weeks was a fantastic experience for the young people. Seeing them be passionate about story telling, drama or just listening to a story being read to them was amazing, it was like they had the chance to become young children again and have fun which is something that is lacking from their lives.
Youth Worker, Rose Hill Community Centre
We’re collecting 1001 of the world’s greatest stories: from different times and places, and in different forms. This means gathering versions of each story as well as objects that relate to them and their creators. We consult widely with audiences and experts to select stories that are memorable and enjoyable. We research them and find new ways of bringing them to life. Our Collection is dynamic, evolving each year to reflect changing tastes and capture new stories as well as re-discovered classics. Find out whether your favourite story is in the Collection.
“There's always room for a story that can transport people to another place.”