The Gruffalo and Friends: the Art of Axel Scheffler exhibition
See some of Axel Scheffler's best-loved illustrations, from the Gruffalo to Stick Man, in this family friendly exhibition.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
Axel Scheffler has been creating imaginative illustrations for more than 30 years. He's perhaps best-known for his collaborations with Julia Donaldson, including the modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo's Child, which have sold over 17 million copies worldwide and been translated into over 70 languages. This exhibition features original artworks and some prepatory sketches, displayed in themed rooms alongside large, scene-setting vinyls.
- Event ticket prices
Minimum group size 15
What is Gift Aid?
Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:
- Gift Aid Admission or
- Standard admission
If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.
Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.
An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.
|Amount paid by visitor||£11.00||£10.00|
|Tax refund from Government*||£2.75||£0.00|
|Total received by the National Trust||£13.75||£10.00|
*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.
Free entry for National Trust members, Art Fund members and under 5s.
- Assistance dogs are welcome.
- Meeting point
- The exhibition is in the gallery on the top floor of the house, accessible through the west entrance.
- The gallery is on the second floor. We have digital versions of exhibitions on iPads available on lower levels for anyone unable to climb the stairs.
- Our exhibition is very family-focused. The gallery will be laid out to suit younger audiences, with lower-hanging pictures, a child-friendly guide, and cosy reading spaces dotted throughout.
|18 August 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|19 August 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|20 August 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|21 August 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|22 August 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|23 August 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|24 August 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|25 August 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|26 August 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|27 August 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|28 August 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|29 August 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|30 August 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|31 August 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|1 September 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|2 September 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|3 September 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|4 September 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|5 September 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|
|6 September 2017||11:00 - 17:00||Available|