Rhyme Around the World

This colourful, multi-sensory exhibition invites our young visitors to step straight into their favourite nursery rhymes with plenty of opportunities for play and active learning.

NEW: Rhyme Time starts in September

Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11.00 am (from 5 Sep)

Join us to explore the exhibition through singing traditional nursery rhymes featured in the exhibition.

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The exhibition comes to the museum from Seven Stories, the National Home of Children’s Books. The exhibition includes some favourite nursery rhymes such as ‘Old King Cole,’ ‘Polly, Put The Kettle On’ and ‘Hey Diddle, Diddle.’ The stories are accompanied by beautifully bright artwork from well-known illustrators including:

  • Axel Scheffler, best known for ‘The Gruffalo’, written by Julia Donaldson
  • Emily Gravett, writer and illustrator of the ‘Bear and Hare’ adventures and ‘Orange Pear Apple Bear’
  • Creator of the ‘Alfie’ series Shirley Hughes
  • Nick Sharratt, who works with Jacqueline Wilson

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