Last week I went with my Mum to go and visit the Winnie the Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition at the V&A Museum in London. I saw this pop up on a few vloggers that I watch on YouTube and I knew that I had to go and visit it at some point. I have been a massive fan of Winnie the Pooh (both the books and the Disney stuff) ever since I can remember. I’ve said many times, but every time I see or even anyone mentions Winnie the Pooh and I can’t help but smile, so this was 1000% the exhibit for me!
You are welcomed into the exhibit with a massive Hallo sign and blue balloons on the ceiling and it just felt like I had gone back in time and was a little girl again and in the 100 Akre Wood.
As you start to go round you see some of the different bits of merchandise that have been created around the beloved bear and there were so many different things from books to toys, to china sets to clothes. I mean you name it, there is probably Winnie the Pooh merch out there like it!
In the exhibition there were so many of the original drawings drawn by E. H. Shepard. I stopped to look at every single one and every time I saw a new one I said ‘I wish I could draw!’. It was amazing as I recognised some of the drawings from my Winnie the Pooh book and it was really nice to see some of my favourite drawings in real life! It was incredible and I am still in awe and also amazed that I got to see these incredible drawings in real life!
There are so many different interactive bits for children. There was Christopher Robin’s bedroom, Winnie the Pooh’s house, his thoughtful spot, Pooh Sticks bridge, Eyore’s house, and even an audio book so if you need a moment to sit you can here a Winnie the Pooh story.
I think this exhibition is perfect to take children and isn’t completely boring for them as there isn’t much reading to do and there’s lots of looking for the little ones. However, saying that this isn’t only for children, I mean if you are a big kid like myself then this exhibition is perfect! But its such a lovely exhibition for adults too as it can bring back so many childhood memories! My Mum was really enjoying having a look back at some of her childhood memories.
This exhibition at the V&A is on until the 8th April 2018 and it costs £8 for entry, they do recommend to book before you go as in busy times they may have reached capacity and refuse entry. When we booked there were a few slots that were completely booked!