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9 July – 31 October 2021

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.

Did you know?

One of our IET express trains is named after Paddington and Michael Bond. Platform one at London Paddington Station is the home of the statue of Paddington bear!

Paddington bear IET

Planning your visit

An average visit to Paddington: The Story of a Bear lasts 45 minutes.

All tickets must be pre-booked.

Families of at least one adult and one paying child receive a 20% discount.

Seniors and concession are half-price Mondays-Wednesdays excluding school and public holidays.

Location details

Paddington™ : The Story of a Bear exhibition at the British Library

The British Library
96 Euston Road

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