Narnia characters to take families on magical museum adventure

Published: Thursday, 28th November 2019

Children will be transported to a magical land of fauns and talking animals this weekend as the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery conjures up a Narnia-inspired event.

Families can join familiar characters from The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe on the free interactive adventure which is set during a never-ending winter.

Aslan the lion, Mr Tumnus the faun, the White Witch and Peter will appear in the museum’s ceramic gallery, which has been transformed into an enchanted forest.

On Saturday, November 30, the performances will start at 11am, 1pm and 3pm and on Sunday, December 1, they will be at 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm.

The characters are from Q20 Theatre, who worked on previous Harry Potter, Willy Wonka and Beatrix Potter-themed events at the museum.

On Saturday, there will also be a craft session where visitors can make a clay Aslan to take home. This runs from 11am to 12.30pm and 1.15pm to 3pm and costs £1.50 per person.

There is also a Narnia-inspired display at the museum – called Through The Wardrobe – which will run until December 22. Families are welcome to explore the items on show and have their pictures taken in the sleigh and near the lamppost.

This display in the ceramic gallery includes many items from the museum’s collection, including a nineteenth-century electrotype copy of a sixteenth-century French tazza cup and cover – which makes a fantastic container for Narnia-style Turkish delight.

Councillor Lorraine Beardmore, cabinet member for culture, sport and leisure, said: “The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe is a wonderful story that every child should experience – and now they have the chance to journey into Narnia themselves with the characters from the book.

“These events at the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery are always really popular with families and this one is going to be especially magical. Make sure you don’t miss it – and remember to take photos and share them on social media with #MyStokeStory.”

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