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31 January 2018
Take a trip to Neverland with the Museum of London Docklands’ immersive Peter Pan weekends.
Adventures in Peter Pan’s Neverland
Museum of London Docklands
Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 February & Saturday 3 – Sunday 4 March, 10.45am – 4pm
Tickets from £4
Explore the wonderful world of Peter Pan this February and March at the Museum of London Docklands as the museum transforms into Neverland for two fun-filled weekends.
A series of interactive events, film screenings and performances will take place throughout the weekends, providing a whole new generation with an introduction to J.M. Barrie’s beloved characters.
Professional character actors will lead Peter Pan-themed workshops and re-enact short scenes from the story, amidst a transformed museum which will be adorned with confetti cannons and decorations. There will be “sightings” of Captain Hook’s pirates and other larger-than-life characters from the story in the permanent gallery spaces during the weekend.
Two screenings of the classic animated film Peter Pan will run each day, allowing visitors to see Peter’s tale before they continue the stories themselves in the museum.
Cassandra Tavares, Family Learning Programme Manager, said:
Since 1904, children have cherished the characters of Peter Pan, Wendy and friends, and dreaded the villainous Captain Hook. Our event brings the characters to the next generation in a fun and educational manner, allowing them to learn and discover the magic of the boy who refused to grow up.
We will raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity through donations on ticket sales and other fundraising activities during the event, in recognition of the lasting connection between J.M. Barrie’s tale and Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Sarah Wolf, Peter Pan Director at Great Ormond Street Hospital, said:
This immersive event will bring to life the enduring magic of the tale of Peter Pan, and we are very grateful for the support of the Museum of London Docklands through the staging of this event. All the money raised by this event for GOSH Charity will make a vital difference to the seriously ill children from across the UK who are cared for at the hospital.
Notes for editors
For use of Peter Pan-related trademarks for the event, the Museum of London Docklands will donate a proportion of the event’s budget to Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
For more press information please contact Aaron Stennett, Marketing and PR Officer at the Museum of London Docklands on 020770019809 / 07966367706 or [email protected]
About the Museum of London Docklands
The Museum of London Docklands is located at West India Quay in east London. Opened in 2003, this grade one listed converted Georgian sugar warehouse specifically tells the story of the port, river and city – focusing on trade, migration and commerce in London.
The museum is open daily 10am – 6pm and is FREE to all, and you can explore the Museum of London Docklands with collections online – home to 90,000 objects with more added regularly. www.museumoflondon.org.uk.
About Great Ormond Street Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
Great Ormond Street Hospital is one of the world’s leading children’s hospitals with the broadest range of dedicated, children’s healthcare specialists under one roof in the UK. The hospital’s pioneering research and treatment gives hope to children from across the UK with the rarest, most complex and often life-threatening conditions. Our patients and families are central to everything we do – from the moment they come through the door and for as long as they need us.
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity needs to raise money to support the hospital to give seriously ill children the best chance of life. The charity funds research into pioneering new treatments for children, provides the most up to date medical equipment, funds support services for children and their families and supports the essential rebuilding and refurbishment of the hospital. You can help us to provide world class care for our patients and families. For more information visit www.gosh.org.