Schedule: Wed - Sun 10 am - 5.45 pm | Mon - Tue closed
Tickets: £ 14
Location: Victoria and Albert Museum
Address: Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Remember Peter Rabbit? In the United Kingdom and the world, generations of children grew up with his stories and those of his “siblings” Benjamin Bunny, Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and Jemima Puddle-Duck. The inventor of their fantastical world, illustrator and writer, Britain’s Beatrix Potter, is now the star of a large exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Created as a playful and interactive journey for visitors of all ages, the itinerary is an invitation to discover this woman of a thousand talents who, for 120 years, has remained hidden in the shadows of the numerous characters to whom she gave life. Writer and illustrator by chance - it was her friend and former governess Annie Carter who suggested she publish her illustrated stories, which she initially sent by mail to her sick child - Beatrix was fascinated, with a scientific eye and lots of passion, by the world of plants and animals, studying in-depth the life of mushrooms, she was a convinced environmentalist but also a determined businesswoman in regards to her work. At the Victoria and Albert Museum, get to know her through 240 drawings and objects that belonged to her - manuscripts, personal correspondence, encoded diaries, rare vintage photos and puppets that she created herself to give her characters three-dimensional life. From Victorian London, where she was born, to the uncontaminated nature of the Lake District, where she moved to write and dedicate herself to farming, this is the story of a born-storyteller, capable of enchanting children of every era and country with the magic power of fantasy.