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Introducing…The Storybarn and The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers

Written by The Reader, 8th December 2015
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Lights, camera and almost ready for action...

Excitement is building as The Storybarn is getting ever closer to opening its doors...we've been hard at work over the past few months coming up with lots of creative ideas to fill Liverpool's first interactive story centre for children, with just a selection of the developments to be found below...

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Who could this be in The Storybarn?

Storybarn 1Doesn't it look amazing? Soon enough you'll be able to step inside. We can announce that The Storybarn will be ready to explore in 2016, alongside a very special exhibition at the Mansion.

Once There Was...The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers will let visitors to Calderstones into the stories of popular children's artist and illustrator Oliver Jeffers from Monday 8th February - Monday 18th April 2016. Created, designed and produced by Discover Children's Story Centre, the immersive exhibition is designed especially for children aged 3-6 and allows children and families to walk through environments inspired by books including How to Catch a Star, Lost and Found, Up and Down and The Way Back Home. Key aspects of these beautiful books have been reimagined into 3D such as the South Pole, the boy’s bedroom, a garden featuring a rocket, a street of magical shops and a Lost and Found Office.

Oliver Jeffers 2Once ticketholders have explored The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers at the Mansion, they'll be able to head across to The Storybarn to be one of the first to experience the interactive story space inside. Storytellers will bring the barn to life with a variety of tales and craft activity throughout their visitor experience.

Tickets for both The Wonderful World of Oliver Jeffers and The Storybarn exhibitions will go on sale in January 2016, but those wishing to gain priority booking can register their interest now at

Tickets to both experiences will be £9 per child including a free adult for an hour in each space. Once the Oliver Jeffers exhibition has closed entry to the Storybarn will be £5 per child with group rates available for large parties and schools. Tickets for the exhibitions cannot be purchased separately.

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