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 various National Trust places from July 2018 until 2020.

Celebrating the book's 50th anniversary and over five million copies sold, The Tiger Who Came to Tea exhibition opens in July 2018 at Mottisfont, Hampshire. 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 Mottisfont on a nationwide tour until 2020, bringing this picture book, loved by so many children around the world, to a new generation of family audiences. Milk and two sugars please.

A giant cuddly model of the Tiger from the Tiger Who Came to Tea

The Tiger Who Came to Tea exhibition at Mottisfont 

Opening on 7 July, Mottisfont is celebrating the 50th anniversary of this much-loved classic which launches the nationwide tour at 11 National Trust properties. You’ll be able to see original drawings from Judith Kerr’s celebrated book, other stories and enjoy the interactive kitchen and more.

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:

Saturday 7 July – Sunday 2 September: Mottisfont, Hampshire
Saturday 8 September – Sunday 28 October 2018: Quarry Bank, Cheshire
Saturday 3 November – Sunday 6 January 2019: Acorn Bank, Cumbria

Saturday 12 January – Sunday 3 March: Blickling Estate, Norfolk
Saturday 9 March – Sunday 28 April: Gunby Hall, Lincolnshire
Saturday 4 May – Sunday 30 June: Belfast, County Antrim and 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

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.

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.