Tiger Who Came to Tea (28 Feb to 1 Mar 2020)

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Judith Kerr's much loved 1968 classic will be brought to life at Osterley this winter, complete with a life size tiger to cuddle and displays of illustrations to delight all tiger-loving generations.

This special exhibition, originated by Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, will bring the book alive for a new generation of audiences. Taking place from 11 January to 1 March 2020, the exhibition features displays of Judith Kerr's illustrations and gives children the chance to step into Sophie’s kitchen to have tea with the tiger himself. Children will also get involved with storytelling, crafts making and dressing up.

The exhibition is free for National Trust members. Non-members will need to purchase an admission ticket. Under 5s go free. See Osterley’s website for prices. Please reserve a time slot per individual (also for children).

Please note:

  • The exhibition will be held in the House, so please head to the visitor welcome kiosk on the right hand side of the house to collect your tickets even if you are a National Trust member.
  • The exhibition rooms are on the ground floor and accessible via wheelchair. The exhibition shop is not accessible due to steps. Merchandise is available in the other accessible shop.
  • Children of all ages are very welcome.
  • The exhibition is free for National Trust members and included in the house and gardens ticket for payers. Access to the exhibition is via timed tickets which can be reserved online or collected upon arrival on a first come first serve basis.
  • Please allow time before the timed ticket entry to scan membership cards or purchase a ticket. This will take place at the visitor welcome kiosk next to the house entrance.
  • Please allow around 30 minutes to explore the exhibition. The exhibition closes at 16.00. Last timed ticket is sold at 15.30 ( if you want to explore house and gardens come earlier and end your visit with the exhibition).

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