Paddington: The Story of a Bear

Paddington: The Story of a Bear, is a brand new family-friendly touring exhibition developed by the British Library featuring books, documents, film clips, original artwork and interactive areas. Lose yourself in your own Paddington adventures and stories.

His heart-warming exploits and kind and caring nature have made Paddington one of the world's most loved bears since his first appearance on the pages of A Bear Called Paddington. More than 60 years on his stories still delight people of all ages around the world. Now fans, both big and small, can join Paddington as he sets off on a new adventure.

So don your hat and duffle coat, grab your suitcase and join us for a marmalade sandwich-fuelled trip down memory lane that'll delight people of all ages.

Special opening day events

Saturday 20 November

Join us to welcome Paddington to Carlisle with crafts, storytelling and a special trail celebrating the start of the exhibition. Activities available 1pm - 4pm. 


Adult: Normal Admission charges apply Children: Free


On: 20 th November 2021, 10:00 am Until: 20 th February 2022, 4:00 pm