© Elsa Beskow

Step into a world of play inspired by Elsa Beskow’s illustrated books! Kulturen in Lund has created an interactive exhibition that brings to life wonderful tales such as Aunt Green, Aunt Brown and Aunt Lavender, Children of the Forest, Children of The Hat Cottage and Christopher’s Garden.

The books about Aunt Green, Aunt Brown and Aunt Lavender are set in a small Swedish town in the 1840s. Children entering the exhibition are first met by the homes of the aunts where they are welcome to dress up, cook a meal and harvest vegetables in the garden. They can even become a pupil in Uncle Blue’s classroom. There are lots of different ways to explore the houses using doorways and small openings that connect the rooms.

As the children move further into the exhibition they’re invited to explore the four seasons in Elsa Beskow’s world, by interactive elements. Large-scale illustrations from books such as The Sun Egg, Children of the Forest, and Christopher’s Garden adorn the walls – magical stories where flowers come to life and fantastical creatures live side by side with the animals.

This exhibition continues the tradition of including real artefacts from the museum’s collections and setting fun tasks for the children to complete.

The Fairytale World of Elsa Beskow is suitable for children aged 3-8 years.

Exhibition Dates: 15 February 2020–17 January 2021

Lekutställningen Elsa Beskow
Photo: Jessica Ljung/Kulturen
Lekutställningen Elsa Beskow
Photo: Jessica Ljung/Kulturen
Lekutställningen Elsa Beskow
Photo: Jessica Ljung/Kulturen