Bears!

Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books, embarks on a bear-illiant teddy bear adventure with an exhibition inspired by the clawsome world of Bears! in children’s literature. Opens Saturday 30 June 10am - 4pm. Free admission.

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Paw'fect new exhibition opens in Barnsley

Visitors filled the Cooper Gallery at the weekend to celebrate the launch of the family-friendly exhibition. They were treated to storytelling in a specially built glade, outdoor games, craft activities, live piano music and a teddy bears picnic.

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Barnsley Museums launch a claw-some new exhibition

Barnsley Museums are delighted to welcome its brand new summer exhibition Bears! from Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books - inspired by the greatest picture book bears in children’s literature.

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