Image by Natalie Pudalov

The Story Museum in Oxford has announced it will be opening It’s Always Tea Time, an exhibition of artworks from across the globe, depicting one of the most famous tea parties of all time. 

The exhibition will be running from 30th March until 7th July at the Oxford based museum and will be themed around the tea party in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland.

Curator Viive Noor commented: “This exhibition includes contributions from some of the world’s best illustrators, including works that, until now, have never been exhibited outside the artists’ home country.”

It’s Always Time for Tea

The exhibition, which has toured the world including showings in Germany, Russia, Italy and Finland, will now for the first time visit the United Kingdom, and the city of Oxford where Alice’s story first started. 

Visitors to The Story Museum will be able to enter the world of Alice through an immersive picture trail, join in a tea party, hear stories from a giant teacup and enjoy a packed programme of related events and activities including plate painting sessions, storytelling and artist workshops. 

Head of exhibitions at the museum, Lisa Mitchell, said: “Oxford is recognised throughout the world as the home of Alice and we are extremely proud to be part of this unique international project. 

“I have no doubt that It’s Always Tea Time will be yet another step on the road to fully realising our most unusual museum and creating a centre of story excellence in the very heart of Oxford.” 

Group visits to The Story Museum

Groups of all ages are welcome at The Story Museum and special rates are available for groups of different size, ranging from 20 up to 60. Group organisers are advised to contact the museum directly for booking prices and should email for details.

Parties with less than 20 members are advised to get in touch to find out what they can be offered when visiting, too.

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Image: illustration by Natalie Pudalov.