Elmer and Friends

Elmer and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee

An exhibition from Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books.

For the first time ever, families from across the region can step into David McKee’s colourful world in this characteristically playful Seven Stories exhibition as it celebrates 30 years of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant.

As well as illustrations from the Elmer series there will be original artwork from Not Now Bernard, Mr Benn and an original storyboard of King Rolo as well as the opportunity to visit the fancy-dress costume shop featured in Mr Benn, with dressing up opportunities and a reading area.

Visitors can explore David McKee’s vibrant illustrations in great depth through the use of many multi-sensory elements including colour, texture, sound and magnifying glasses plus visualise McKee’s use of perspective through an interactive mirrored walkway.

  • Opening hours:

    Daily: 9.00am - 4.30pm
    Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm

  • Admissions:

    Pre-booking essential for all visits.

  • Dorset Museum

    High West Street
    Dorchester DT1 1XA

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Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, works with children’s books to create meaningful experiences for children and young people, in order to fire their imagination and creativity and deepen their understanding of themselves and the world.

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Exhibition Information

Location: Special Exhibitions

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This exhibition is included as a part of your entrance timed ticket.

What else is on?

Open Evening

15 July 2021

Open evening for schools

It gives us great pleasure to invite school staff to our hugely transformed Dorset Museum on Thursday 15th July between 17.30 – 19.30 for FREE.

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Exhibition

Oct 2021 - January 2022

Elmer and Friends

Elmer and Friends: The Colourful World of David McKee An exhibition from Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children’s Books. For the first time ever,…

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