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.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Mottisfont

Prices

Standard price
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.50 £6.80
Family £37.50 £34.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £10.00
June (high season) price
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.00 £14.50
Child £8.00 £7.25
Family £40.00 £36.25
Group Adult N/A £11.00

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.

  Gift Aid Standard
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.

Please note...

Free entry for National Trust members, Art Fund members and under 5s.

The basics

Suitability
Assistance dogs are welcome.
Meeting point
The exhibition is in the gallery on the top floor of the house, accessible through the west entrance.
Accessibility
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.
Other
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.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
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

See more

Contact Info

Name
Mottisfont
Email
mottisfont@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01794 340757

Upcoming events

The Gruffalo and Friends: the Art of Axel Scheffler family trail

Fri 18 Aug 2017
10:00-17:00
Explore our grounds with a fun family trail accompanying our Gruffalo and Friends exhibition.

The Gruffalo and Friends: the Art of Axel Scheffler exhibition

Fri 18 Aug 2017
11:00-17:00
See some of Axel Scheffler's best-loved illustrations, from the Gruffalo to Stick Man, in this family friendly exhibition.

Family activities: Gruffalo mural

Tue 29 Aug 2017
11:00-16:00
Get involved with making a big Gruffalo mural.

Kaffe Fassett's Colour at Mottisfont exhibition

Sat 16 Sep 2017
11:00-17:00
Celebrating the dazzling work of world-renowned artist Kaffe Fassett, this vibrant exhibition showcases a wide range of textiles from a career spanning over 50 years.

Little Adventurers: wake up your senses

Thu 28 Sep 2017
10:30-11:30
Little Adventurers is our outdoor learning group for children aged two - five years old and their parents or carers.

Little Adventurers: stick play

Thu 05 Oct 2017
10:30-11:30
Little Adventurers is our outdoor learning group for children aged two - five years old and their parents or carers.