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New Heath Robinson Museum

A NEW EXHIBITION AT THE HEATH ROBINSON MUSEUM  
Fairies in Illustration
The most popular work in the Museum’s collection is a painting called ‘The Fairy’s Birthday’ and the finest examples of Heath Robinson’s illustrative work are the drawings that he made in 1914 to illustrate ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. These works from the Museum’s collection will be the centrepiece of an exhibition that traces the different ways in which fairies and elves have been portrayed from the early Victorian period to the recent past.
The Heath Robinson pictures will be complemented by examples by the foremost Victorian fairy artist Richard Doyle and his brother Charles Altamont Doyle. The exhibition will also include illustrations by Charles Robinson and Arthur Rackham from the turn of the last century and examples by Florence Mary Anderson, Helen Jacobs and Margaret Tarrant from the inter-war years.

There will also be eight of the original watercolours for the Flower Fairy books by Cicely Mary Barker. More recent works will include an original cel from Walt Disney’s film of Peter Pan and two watercolours by Brian Froud.

The new exhibition runs from 30 November 2019 to 23 February 2020.
ABOUT THE MUSEUM
The Heath Robinson Museum, is a serious museum with a smile on its face. A permanent gallery allows visitors to explore Heath Robinson’s life and artistic development through the gallery timeline, original artworks and interactive exhibits.  A further gallery holds special exhibitions which change every three months showcasing selections from the museum collection and other renowned artists and illustrators.  An activity studio hosts workshops and has drop-in activities for children.
The museum, address Pinner Memorial Park, West End Lane, Pinner, HA5 1AE, is open Thursday – Sunday from 11am to 4pm and Bank Holiday Mondays.  The Museum, which has recently been accredited by the Arts Council, is run by The West House & Heath Robinson Museum Trust, a charity.


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