What to expect
Paddington is one of the world’s most loved bears with his heart-warming exploits and kind caring nature. Since his first appearance on the pages of A Bear Called Paddington, more than 60 years on his stories still delight people of all ages around the world.
Now fans, both big and small, can join Paddington as he sets off on a new adventure at the British Library. We’re delighted that we are a partner on this exhibition.
Whether tidying the attic, going to the laundrette, or enjoying a birthday party, Paddington is forever making a mess. Follow his trail of marmalade splats to explore his tales of muddles and mishaps from his arrival in London, to home life with the Browns – but be careful to avoid Paddington’s toppling pots of paint.
For the older fans in the family, there’ll be a chance along the way to rediscover the many faces of Paddington that you’ve come to know and love, from original illustrations featured in the very first books to clips from the recent hit films and animated series.
And you can go right back to where it all began. Uncover the real-life inspiration behind the bear – through author Michael Bond’s own notes, his trusty typewriter and photographs that offer a glimpse into his remarkable life.
So don your hat and duffle coat, grab your travel case and join us for a marmalade sandwich-fuelled trip down memory lane.
How to get there
Getting to London is easy. Trains run to London Paddington
from across the South West and Wales.