Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring A Classic

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Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring A Classic
'The bees are getting suspicious'. 'Winnie-the-Pooh', Chapter One. Pencil drawing by E. H. Shepard. © The Shepard Trust.

There are few creative relationships that have the capacity to dazzle countless generations of readers like that between a children's writer and illustrator. This was the certainly the case with AA Milne, the creator of Winnie-the-Pooh, and EH Shephard. The V&A will be drawing extensively from its own collection of drawings, letters, photographs and manuscripts to tell the story of the tremendous success of Hundred Acre Wood's world-famous resident. 

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This is a charming exhibition mostly geared towards a younger audience. In my naivety I never realised Pooh, Piglet, Tigger et al were all actually based on real toys & the 100 acre wood is a real place. It adds so much aunthenticity to the beautiful illustrations inA A Milne’s classic books. Lovely to see the original sketches, pictures of the real Christopher Robin with his Pooh Bear & reproductions of the original toys. A timeless tale & this exhibition will appeal to young & old fans alike


Delightful is the word that springs to mind when I visited this exhibition at the V and A museum. This is done superbly well with several of the original sketches and drawings by E H Shephard of the loveable Pooh Bear and friends. I adored the the Pooh Sticks Bridge and the styling has been well thought out so that it would appeal to equally to both adults and children.


Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic is a beautiful, sweet jump into the world of A.A. Milne’s adorable, cuddly bear.

Winnie-the-Pooh is a classic story in every children’s upbringing.

I perfectly remember reading and watching Winnie-the-Pooh while growing up.

I love Pooh bear, Piglet, Tigger and so on.

Kids and adults of all ages will fall in love with this cute, exquisite exhibition at the V&A.

A small adventure into Pooh’s world with lots of fun activities on your journey throughout the exhibition.

I loved it and it was so interesting to discover the background story of this classic, infamous bear.

From beginning to end you are transfixed with all things creative and fun.

You’ll discover sketches, drawings, letters and inspiring photographs of the story of Winnie-the-Pooh.

The entrance to the exhibition is delightful. The balloons that decorate it, is a great start to this adventure and indeed it was.

Drawings, cuddly toys, board games and all sorts of items are on display.

Christopher Robin’s bedroom was a fantastic insight into his story.

I’d never thought that Christopher Robin met a bear he named Winnie at London Zoo about 1926.

I loved seeing the illustrations and the infamous sentences taken from the stories decorating the gallery walls of the exhibition.

It added an extra essence of this unforgettable classic. I felt absolutely dwelled into this adventurous exhibition.

The installations and the interactivity on the way really added warmth and enjoyment to the visit.

This is definitely aimed for a younger audience, but it still put lots of smiles on my face.

The attention to detail is captured beautifully in this exploration of Winnie-the-Pooh.

A.A. Milne’s and EH Shephard’s lovable creations came to life in this enjoyable experience.

Just looking at the most tiniest details of the drawings really made me happy.

They both told a story through their drawings and words.

Looking at the sketches in pencil were a treat for me. I can see why so many people love Winnie-the-Pooh and his charming little friends.

Enter and visit Hundred Acre Wood with this magical classic, so get your boots on and start your own fantastical adventure with Pooh at the Victoria & Albert Museum.


Love MD.