Past Exhibition Ran from 9 December 2017 to 8 April 2018

Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic

This multi-sensory and playful exhibition explores the magical world of Winnie-the-Pooh – one of the most adored fictional characters of all time

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

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This exhibition is now closed at V&A South Kensington

Experience the timeless and universal appeal of this much-loved bear and discover the story behind the creative partnership of A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard, brought to life through sketches, letters, photographs, cartoons, ceramics and fashion.

Exhibition Highlights

'The bees are getting suspicious', pencil drawing by E. H. Shepard, from Winnie-the-Pooh, chapter 1. © The Shepard Trust, reproduced with permission from Curtis Brown .
Christopher Robin ceramic tea-set presented to Princess Elizabeth, hand-painted, Ashtead Pottery, 1928. © Royal Collection Trust.
'Bump, bump, bump', pencil drawing by E. H. Shephard, from Winnie-the-Pooh, chapter 1, 1926. © The Shepard Trust, reproduced with permission from Curtis Brown.
Teddy bear, manufactured by Margarete Steiff, 1906 - 10. Museum no. MISC.10-1970. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Winnie-the-Pooh x Cath Kidston dress, 2016. © Cath Kidston/The Walt Disney Company.

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Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic
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Background image: Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic, 2018. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London