My niece works in a really charming place in Oxford called The Story Museum. Last month, we took a day trip from London to pay her a visit, and she gave us a behind-the-scenes tour.
The Story Museum exists “to celebrate children’s stories and to share enjoyable ways for young people to learn through stories as they grow.” It has a very nice website here.
Although founded in 2003, the museum only recently found a permanent home in three 19th and 20th century buildings on Pembroke Street. In the 13th century, the site was the location of the first purpose-built college dormitory.
There is a lot of renovation work to be done, so the museum is not fully open to the public, but you can find out how to schedule a visit here.
It is currently hosting the exhibit “Tea with Alice: a world of Wonderland illustration” (but only until September 16).
Children can take part in a Mad Tea Party in the “Be it” room.
That’s mulch on the floor.
I really liked the screen for their courtyard porta-potties.
Click here for information about how to donate to the museum — in sterling, euros, and dollars.