Alice in Wonderland

This is a historic exhibition. It is no longer available to visit and this page is only retained as a record of the previous event. For current and future exhibitions, visit our What's On page.

Delve into the world of Lewis Carroll's classic tale

Arthur Rackham, Alice in Wonderland, 1907


Until 2 October 2016 (historic exhibition)


A British Library exhibition with additional loans from the Victoria & Albert Museum especially for the Laing, Alice in Wonderland delves into the world of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Explore the different ways generations of illustrators, artists, musicians, filmmakers and designers over the past 150 years have been inspired by the story of the girl who went ‘down the rabbit hole’.

The exhibition includes illustrations and drawings celebrating Alice in Wonderland by Mervyn Peake, Ralph Steadman, Leonard Weisgard, Arthur Rackham, Peter Blake and Salvador Dali.

Alice in Wonderland will be accompanied by a programme events for adults and for children throughout the summer. There are also family trails available, please ask a member of staff for details. Download the programme (PDF 690KB).

A British Library exhibition.

NB: This is a family-friendly exhibition and children of all ages are welcome, but the content is not aimed at very young children. For the under-fives we would recommend teaming up your visit with a Big Wednesday event during the school holidays or a visit to our under-fives area.

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