Children’s Corner: Julia Donaldson opens new section at Steyning Museum dedicated to her popular children’s books

Author Julia Donaldson came face to face with some of the most popular characters from her children’s books when she opened the new Children’s Corner at Steyning Museum.

Monday, 21st June 2021, 9:01 am

Volunteers were thrilled to welcome Julia to the museum on Sunday to officially open the new area, which has been dedicated to her books, like The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The Paper Dolls.

Ray Powell, from Steyning Museum, said: “We had a lovely visit from Julia Donaldson to open our new Children’s Corner.

“In celebration of our famous local author, Julia came along to officially open our new Children’s Corner filled with books, children’s drawings and soft toy characters celebrating some of Julia’s best-loved creations.

Author Julia Donaldson joins Jenny Gritten and her granddaughter in the new Children’s Corner at Steyning Museum

“The museum seeks to shine a light on some of its famous residents, both past and present, and the new Children’s Corner dedicated to Julia’s works says a big a thank you for the fun and pleasure she gives through her books.”

Steyning Museum, at 32 Church Street, Steyning, is open from 10am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday and admission is free. Visit www.steyningmuseum.org.uk for more information.

Author Julia Donaldson joins Jenny Gritten and her granddaughter in the new Children’s Corner at Steyning Museum