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Paddington™: The Story of a Bear

What to expect from Paddington™: The Story of a Bear

A family-friendly exhibition celebrating everyone’s favourite bear. Join us at the abbey to explore Michael Bond’s creation of Paddington, in a fun, educational and interactive way, following a trail of marmalade to find out more about some of his adventures.

Paddington’s kind and polite nature have made him one of the world’s most loved bears since his first appearance on the pages of A Bear Called Paddington, written by Michael Bond. 65 years on, his stories still delight people of all ages around the world – he even had tea with Queen Elizabeth II to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

Now fans, both big and small, can discover more about Paddington’s adventures at Torre Abbey. The exhibition has activities for all ages to practice their hard stares, take their own self ‘pawtrait’ and follow the trail of marmalade left by Paddington, as well as a special printed guide for families. Featuring over 50 books, documents, film clips and original artworks, these unique displays explore Michael Bond’s creation of Paddington, from his arrival in the UK from Peru, to finding a new home, and his exciting adventures in London and beyond.

With a summer of family activities and events still to be announced, there will be plenty to keep little sticky paws busy.

So, don your hat and duffle coat, grab your suitcase and join us for a marmalade sandwich-fuelled trip down memory lane. And most importantly: “Please look after this bear. Thank You!”

When is Paddington™: The Story of a Bear at Torre Abbey?

You can see Paddington™: The Story of a Bear at Torre Abbey from Saturday 29 April to Sunday 3 September 2023.

How do I get to Paddington™: The Story of a Bear?

Travel with GWR. Torquay Station is within 5 minutes' walk of Torre Abbey.