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Art Exhibition, Sat 11 Mar - Mon 10 Apr 2017, £2-£5

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland


A fine selection of the illustrations from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass and what Alice found there (1872) will be on show at The Beacon Museum Whitehaven from 11th March up until the 2nd April 2017.

In 1864 political cartoonist John Tenniel was approached by Lewis Carroll (an Oxford mathematics don whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) with the request to illustrate a small nonsense book for children that he wished to publish. That little story grew to become the world-renowned classic that we know and love today.

The visually immersive exhibition is a selection of the best illustrations from both books (about half of the complete number) in which the creative genius of both Carroll and Tenniel is shown at its best. The original drawings were made on wooden blocks and then engraved by commercial engravers in London and the prints on show at the museum are perfect examples of the skill of both illustrator and engraver.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessFacilities for hearing impaired

Groups by appointment preferred.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 11 Mar - Mon 10 Apr 2017 10:00 to 16:30


Adult: £5 Concess: £4 Child: £2 Family: £12 (2+2) Annual membership: £16 (terms and conditions apply)
Copeland Pass- Free pass for Copeland residents during specified periods. (terms and conditions apply)

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 11 Mar - Mon 10 Apr Looking into Wonderland
Sat 25 Mar - Sun 30 Apr The Mechanicals


West Strand,
CA28 7LY



Plan route to The Beacon Museum using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: NX 968183  Lat: 54.54938 Long: -3.59698

A595 follow signs for Whitehaven town centre and the brown museum signs. Situated on south of harbour.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Whitehaven station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

Groups by appointment preferred.

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