Wind in the Willows

Have you missed the story of Ratty and friends?

Our Wind in the Willows gallery is OPEN!

Mole has been working very hard these many months spring-cleaning – sweeping and dusting. Now that, with aching back, he’s finally able to throw down his brush, he and his friends are ready to welcome you back. Visitors young and old can enter our enchanting recreation of the riverbank world of The Wind in the Willows with its 3D models, theatrical lighting and music.

An audio handset narrating The Wind in the Willows story is available to support your visit. These will be sanitised between visits. For your safety, the interactive elements of the exhibition, including the Gypsy Caravan, have been removed. All visitors over the age of 11 are asked to wear face masks and to hand sanitise before and after their visit to the exhibition.

Book General Admission tickets to visit The Wind in the Willows as part of your visit. Advance booking recommended.

Museum open Thurs to Mon 10am to 4pm (last general admission 2.40pm, last timed entry to Wind in the Willows 3.30pm). We’re limiting numbers in the exhibition to ensure safe social distancing. On arrival, you’ll be given a ticket for timed entry for Wind in the Willows, allowing you time to visit in your own household group or support bubble on a first come, first served basis (max of 6 people).

With Wind in the Willows being such a popular part of the Museum visit for many and to protect the safety of all our visitors which remains our highest priority, we will be limiting household group or support bubble circuits of Wind in the Willows to one circuit of the gallery per group. Visitors are therefore invited to enjoy the exhibition as much as possible as they move through the space. An audio guide of The Wind in the Willows story by Kenneth Grahame is also available on request.

Parking charge of £4 payable in person at Museum front desk.

Book your visit 17th Sep – 21st Sep

Book your visit 24th Sep – 28th Sep

Wind in the Willows Riverside Trail – Access our outdoor adventure along the riverbank for all Wind in the Willows superfans, downloadable to your phone.

The Wind in the Willows – The Making of a Story – Text from our Wind in the Willows display in the River Gallery telling the story of Kenneth Grahame and the making of the book.

Ratty’s Wordsearch – Have a go at this crossword inspired by our Ratty’s Refuge garden.

Crack the code – Crack Mr Toad’s message and learn how to send your own.

Cross Wires – Can you work out which of the Wind in the Willows animals is calling who?

The museum has also created its own delightful range of Wind in the Willows products including stationary, toys and gifts. These are available to buy in our retail shop and are also available to trade customers via wholesale.