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 late April 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 9 November – Sunday 5 January 2020: Knole, Kent

2020
Saturday 11 January – Sunday 1 March: Osterley Park, Middlesex
Saturday 7 March – Sunday 26 April: Dyffryn Gardens, Vale of Glamorgan

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

Judith Kerr's illustration for a tiger who came to tea features a young girl with red hair and a blue dress, sitting next to a grinning tiger. The dates read Sat 9 Nov - Sun 5 Jan 2020

The Tiger Who Came to Tea at Knole

Judith Kerr's much loved 1968 classic is coming to Knole this autumn, Sat 9 Nov - Sun 5 Jan 2020. Everyone will love our parkland trail, dressing up and interactive play - there's even a life size tiger to cuddle, plus displays of Judith Kerr's illustrations to delight all tiger-loving generations.

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.