25 October 2017 – 28 January 2018
The first UK retrospective of one of the most celebrated illustrators of the 20th century, Tove Jansson (1914–2001). Known internationally as the creator of the Moomin characters and books, Jansson’s broader output of graphic illustrations and paintings are relatively unseen outside her home country of Finland.
The Private Made Public: Jacopo Bassano, The Adoration of Kings
10 Oct 2017 – 21 Jan 2018
Usually accessible by appointment only at Burghley House in Lincolnshire, this dazzling renaissance treasure is given the spotlight.
Moomin Winter Weekend
15 – 17 Dec
In celebration of our Tove Jansson exhibition, join us for a wintry weekend of Moomin-themed adventures and explore the wisdom and wonder of Jansson’s most celebrated characters.
A Moomin Winter’s Eve
15 Dec, 6 – 10pm, £15.50 Standard, £12.50 Friends / Concessions
Enjoy talks, workshops and more exploring the magical tales of Moominvalley.
Moomins and the Comet (Live Re-Score}
15 Dec, 10 – 11.30pm, £8
Join us for an exclusive screening and live re-score of the cult 1983 stop-motion animation The Moomins and the Comet performed by the original composer, Graeme Miller.
A Moomin Winter’s Day
16 & 17 December, 10am – 5pm, Exhibitions & Activites: Family ticket £26, Adult £14, Senior Citizens £13, Concessions £6.25, Children FREE. Activities only ticket: Adult £8, Senior Citizens £7, Children FREE.
Celebrate the festive period with a variety of Moomin-themed activities including puppetry, storytelling and creative drop-in workshops.
Lectures & Talks
Contextual Lecture Series: Continental Culture: The Road to Europe
All lectures, Tuesday mornings 10.30 – 11.30am, £12, £10 Friends
Throughout this series, we examine facets of European development, social and political unrest and the remapping of a continent.
Professor AC Grayling
The European Idea: History, Culture and Place
Europe has gone through many upheavals in its tumultuous and world-changing past. What does the logic of history tell us about the coming phase of European culture and history?
Each sociable evening includes a complimentary glass of wine, snacks and film notes. Bar opens at 7.00pm. Screenings at 7.30pm. Linbury Room. £9; £7 Friends.
Cert PG/110 mins. Directed by Charles Walters, with Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Grace Kelly. A spoilt heiress, about to marry for the second time, doesn’t care for having her ex-husband living next door. Things get complicated when a reporter is assigned to cover the wedding, and he finds himself falling in love with her.
Mini Masterpieces: Tove Jansson and the World of the Moomins
10am – 11am and 11.30am – 12.30pm
£12 per adult & child
Experience the delights of our Collection with your child aged 6-24 months. Enjoy the exhibition with creative activities tailored for you and your baby, followed by a hands-on, sensory art session.
Early Introductions: Tove Jansson
8 Dec, 8.30 – 10am, Adults standard exhibition entry charge, children FREE
Gain exclusive access to Tove Jansson (1914–2001) with your little ones! Buggies, roaming toddlers and excited squeals encouraged. Enjoy a flower garland-making activity and a Moomin playhouse in this relaxed, family-friendly viewing.
Off The Wall
Meet new people, work with a professional artist and engage in lively discussion as you challenge the role of galleries for young people today. Working in the Gallery you will explore universal themes such as love, power, beauty and equality, using our Permanent Collection and temporary exhibitions as your stimuli.
Saturday 16 Dec, 2 – 4pm. Free
For more information and to join the booking email list for this course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org