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Roller-printed cotton chintz – Alice in Wonderland
C F A Voysey, 1920
© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

2 May – 1 November 2015

Get a whole new view of Lewis Carroll’s heroine in this display marking the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Follow Alice’s evolution from follower-of-fashion to trend-setter through a selection of garments, photographs, rare editions and a brand new commission by Roksanda pattern-cutter Josie Smith. The display shows how Alice has been adopted and adapted aross the world in all walks of life, and how she has inspired many of the most celebrated designers, stylists and photographers.

Illustrator and paper doll designer Charlotte Whatley has created a special edition of her Alice paper doll, featured in the display, for you to download and print. Cut out the clothing to dress the doll, then use the designs as inspiration to create your own clothes for Alice.

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If you would like to see more of Charlotte’s designs, her Alice-inspired paper doll book is available to purchase in the V&A Museum of Childhood shop.


Exhibition organised by Queen Mary University of London.

Supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

V&A Museum of Childhood
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Exhibition - Jan von Holleben – Picture This!

Jan von Holleben – Picture This!

17 January until 10 May 2020

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Activity - Daily activities (term-time)

daily acitivites

Details of free drop-in activities taking place during term time, including arts and crafts, tours, trails and storytelling.

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V&A Museum of Childhood collections

Discover the national collection of Childhood related objects, from ideas to design, toys to schoolbooks. All Museum of Childhood Objects

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