Inside the Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition

Produced as part of Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic

Ran from 9 December 2017 to 8 April 2018

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Bump, bump, bump… what's the sound? Ah, just the ever lovable Winnie the Pooh bouncing back into our lives thanks to a superb new V&A exhibition celebrating the iconic little bear and his chums, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and the rest, as well as of course, Christopher Robin.

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As you walk into this exhibition, beneath a ceilingful of blue balloons, you wonder about the truth of that legend. Anyone who can write the words “nobody can be uncheered with a balloon” has surely not wholly forgotten what childhood is about.

The Times
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© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Paddington Bear is not the only ursine companion on the block this Christmas. AA Milne's beloved Winnie-the-Pooh is brought to life at the V&A from December 9 in an exhibition featuring sketches, letters, photographs, cartoons, ceramics and fashion. He's a fuzzy little cubby all stuffed with fluff, and enough to brighten any day.

Evening Standard
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Most visitors will be divided into young children and those who remember the books from when they were young. There's something for both.

The Times
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It is certainly very satisfying and will be popular with grandparents (and grandchildren), and it really does make you want to return to Milne's original material and start re-reading them all over again.

The Telegraph