Six children’s book-themed things to see in London this month

1. Discover the story behind Winnie-the-Pooh at the V&A Museum. From original sketches by E.H. Shepard to interactive recreations of famous scenes from the books, this exhibition is a must for all fans of the bumbling bear. Read our review

Recreation of Winnie-the-Pooh's front door at the V&A Museum
Entering Winnie-the-Pooh’s world…

2. Learn about the life and work of Moomin creator Tove Jansson at Dulwich Picture Gallery. It’s your last chance to see this show about the multi-talented Finnish author-illustrator, which closes on 28 January. Read our review

Baby exploring Tove Jansson exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery

3. Follow The Jolly Postman trail at The Postal Museum. With its fascinating exhibition about the original social network, plus first class postal play area and Mail Rail ride, this is set to be one of London’s hottest family days out in 2018. Read our review


4. Bow before ‘Sir Joey’, the star of War Horse, at Michael Morpurgo: A Lifetime in Stories. Learn about the life and craft of the newly-knighted author at this free exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood. Read our review.

Puppet of Joey from War Horse

5. Explore the work of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler at Discover Children’s Story Centre. Step inside a world of books and see the latest exhibition about the Gruffalo dream team. Read our review


6. See a rare Winnie the Pooh sketch and an original Mr Benn film cel at the Illustrationcupboard Gallery. The annual Winter Exhibition contains lots of gems for book lovers. Read our interview with Mr Benn and Elmer author David McKee.

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An original Mr Benn film cel from the exhibition.

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