Wellington’s Te Papa is hosting an immersive Alice in Wonderland exhibition later this year, allowing visitors to venture down the rabbit hole of Lewis Carroll’s timeless stories.
Visitors to Wonderland can experience the Hallway of Doors, play at the Queen’s Croquet Grounds, and take part in a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
Wonderland celebrates the screen history of Carroll’s two Alice stories – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865), Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871) – in an experiential exhibition.
“Wonderland is an interactive experience which will delight and surprise adults and children alike,” said Te Papa CE Geraint Martin. “Wonderland will take visitors on Alice’s journey through popular culture, demonstrating how artists, filmmakers, and fans have returned to her story with the help of screen technologies for more than a century.”
The exhibition, which runs from December 7 until March 8, begins in Lewis Carroll’s drawing-room, where visitors are handed their own Lost Map of Wonderland, a physical and digital device unlocking surprising experiences during their exhibition journey and beyond.
The exhibition features more than 300 unique objects including spectacular costumes, puppets, magic lantern projectors, conceptual drawings, props, first edition publications and illustrations, and animation cels.
Tickets go on sale September 30. Adult entry is $22.95, children 3-15 cost $11.95, whilst a family of 2 adults and 2 children can enter for #$59.95. Kids under three go free.