Time For Bed at The Story Museum

  |  Published: Mar 22nd 2015

Exhibition launches 31st March, 2015

The Story Museum gets ready for bed!

The Story Museum are encouraging people to get in touch with the sleepier side of things with Time For Bed, an immersive installation inspired by Helen Cooper’s award winning children’s book “The Baby Who Wouldn’t Go To Bed’.  Visitors will put on a dressing gown, choose a favourite toy and children’s book, and enter a starlit world of lullabies, nursery rhymes and – of course – bedtime stories. Highlights of the installation include an enormous storytelling bed (complete with patchwork quilt), the nursery rhyme and lullaby rooms featuring an original mural by Helen Cooper, and a sensory touch and feel wall for younger visitors looking to get hands on.

Illustrator and author Helen Cooper was keen that the installation would be accessible to all ages: “Often, the stories we are read as a child before bedtime are the stories we remember most vividly and fondly. I feel confident that we’ve created a truly magical environment which will inspire and capture the imaginations of visitors of all ages. I’m thrilled to be working with The Story Museum, and to have the chance to bring one my books to life in such a vibrant and immersive space. “

Time For Bed will open to the public on 31 March, along with a brand new hands-on family-friendly exhibition Draw Me A Story, which features original artwork, prints and sketchbooks by much-loved and respected children’s illustrators Quentin Blake, Emily Gravett, Korky Paul, Mini Grey, Nick Sharratt and Yasmeen Ismail. Both programmes will run until the end of September 2015.

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