The Tiger Who Came to Tea exhibition on tour

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Get up close to the beloved artwork from Judith Kerr’s much-loved children’s classic picture book, 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea', at an exhibition touring National Trust places until 2020.

Celebrating the book's 50th anniversary and over five million copies sold, The Tiger Who Came to Tea exhibition is now at Quarry Bank, Cheshire. In addition to displays of Judith Kerr’s delightful illustrations, the exhibition will feature storytelling, a family trail, fully interactive play kitchen and a life-size model tiger knocking at the door for tea.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea exhibition continues from Quarry Bank on a nationwide tour (scroll down for full details), bringing this picture book, loved by so many children around the world, to a new generation of family audiences. Milk and two sugars please.

Judith Kerr looks at 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' artwork
Judith Kerr looks at the 'Tiger Who Came to Tea' artwork
Judith Kerr looks at 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' artwork

You'll be able to enjoy the exhibition at the following Trust places:

2019
Saturday 12 January – Sunday 3 March: Blickling Estate, Norfolk
Saturday 9 March – Sunday 28 April: Gunby Hall, Lincolnshire
Friday 10 May – Sunday 30 June: Rowallane Garden, County Down
Saturday July 6 July – Sunday 1 September 2019: Newark Park, Gloucestershire
Saturday 7 September – Sunday 3 November 2019: Bateman's, East Sussex
Saturday 9 November – Sunday 5 January 2020: Knole, Kent

2020
Saturday 11 January – Sunday 1 March: Osterley Park, Middlesex
Saturday 7 March – Sunday 29 April: Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan

This exhibition has been originated by Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books.

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Have tea with a tiger at Gunby 

From 9 March – 28 April, we're celebrating the 50th anniversary of the much-loved classic children's book 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' by Judith Kerr.

Children's illustration of a little girl hugging a smiling tiger

Catch the tiger at Rowallene in County Down  

Join us from Friday 10 May – Sunday 30 June, when 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' exhibition comes to Rowallene Garden.

Judith Kerr next to the 'Tiger Who Came to Tea'

An interview with Judith Kerr 

Renowned author Judith Kerr, reveals more about the creation of 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea', her life as a child refugee and much more in her interview with us.