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Courtyard Projections

Monday 30th November

Magical transformations at The Story Museum

Story themed courtyard projections:

The Story Museum’s walls are coming to life this Christmas, as the museum’s courtyard is lit up with a series of spectacular building projections. The projections feature some of the best loved characters from children’s literature, and visitors to the museum will be able to enjoy Captain Hook being gobbled up by the terrifying crocodile, join Aladdin on a magic carpet ride, and tumble down the rabbit hole with Alice in Wonderland herself!

Specially commissioned by The Story Museum and designed by artist and animator Jonathan Gilmore from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the projections are just the latest in a series of magical transformations the courtyard has undergone over the past year.

Sophie Hiscock from The Story Museum says:
“Since opening our doors, the courtyard has played host to a full size sailing ship, Alice In Wonderland tea party and a hedgehog croquet set! We’re thrilled that these amazing projections will continue in delighting and surprising visitors both old and young. “

For those worried about keeping warm whilst watching the magic unfold, The Story Museum’s café (run by cookery writer and broadcaster Sophie Grigson) will be serving a selection of Narnia themed hot chocolates, scrumptious mince pies, and warming mulled wine and cider.

The Story Museum’s courtyard projections run from the 1st December – 2nd January and can be enjoyed for free. For details of exact times and dates please visit The Story Museum website at

About The Story Museum
The Story Museum works to celebrate and demonstrate the power of stories to inspire learning, especially for the young. A charity and non-profit company, it is in the process of transforming a pumpkin project into a magical new world centre of children’s literature and storytelling in the heart of historic Oxford. The Museum celebrated the end of its first phase of building in April 2014, with the launch of a shop and café, and the interactive 26 Characters exhibition. The Museum continues to campaign for funds to complete the rest of its development. The Museum’s patrons are Kevin Crossley-Holland, Michael Morpurgo, Philip Pullman, Michael Rosen and Jacqueline Wilson.

To request a photo, further details or to attend a performance please contact:
David Gibb, Marketing and Communications Officer at The Story Museum: 01865 790050.


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