Art on site

Adventures in Moominland

Part of Nordic Matters

Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland as we explore the internationally renowned Moomin stories through the life of its author, Tove Jansson.

Created in Finland, the Moomin stories are set in the fictional land of Moominvalley and centre around several oddly-shaped characters, including Moominpappa, Moominmamma, little Moomintroll and their friends.

Join us on an enthralling journey through our wondrous Moominland – clamber through forests, huddle in caves or set sail on the high seas to try and find the Moomin family. Along the way you can learn how Tove Jansson created these unique landscapes, characters and stories, while uncovering some special original drawings.

You can buy the Moomin Colouring Book for 20% off when you buy a ticket.

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need to know

You can only enter the exhibition at the specific time marked on your ticket. This is a guided tour. Tours leave on time and latecomers cannot be admitted.

School group bookings
School group bookings are available. Please email for more information and to book.

Check out our FAQs for school groups.

Download our Educational Resource Pack for Primary Schools

Age recommendation
For ages 7+ due to the nature of the exhibition environment.

A tour lasts approximately 50 minutes.

Adults-only sessions
Wednesdays: 7pm
Thursdays & Fridays: 7pm & 8pm

Please note: this exhibition is accessible to wheelchair users, however some passages are narrow and wheelchairs must be less than 80cm wide to pass through. Motorised wheelchairs do not work on the uneven surfaces inside the exhibition.

Southbank Centre wheelchairs are available for use if your wheelchair is too wide or motorised. If you do wish to borrow one, please arrive at the exhibition at least 15 minutes before the start of the tour so this can be arranged. It is strongly recommended that you attend the exhibition with a companion who can assist you around the exhibition. If you require assistance, please email beforehand at

British Sign Language-interpreted tours
BSL-interpreted tours of the exhibition take place monthly at the following times:

Thursday 20 April, 4.15pm
Thursday 25 May, 7.15pm
Tuesday 27 June, 4.15pm
Thursday 27 July, 7.15pm
Tuesday 15 August, 6.15pm

Tours are bookable via the regular booking route at the top of this page.

Relaxed tours
Relaxed tours are specially adapted tours of the exhibition which are designed to be suitable for individuals with additional needs, especially those on the autistic spectrum, those who make involuntary noises, or anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed environment.

A visual journey is available to download in advance of your trip. Paper copies are also available at the start of the exhibition, and staff are on hand to discuss in more detail if required.

Relaxed tours of the exhibition take place monthly at the following times:

Sunday 2 April: 4.45pm, 5pm, 5.15pm
Sunday 7 May: 2pm, 2.15pm, 2.30pm
Wednesday 31 May: 2pm, 2.15pm, 2.30pm
Sunday 25 June: 2pm, 2.15pm, 2.30pm
Wednesday 26 July: 2pm, 2.15pm, 2.30pm
Wednesday 16 August: 2pm, 2.15pm, 2.30pm

Tours are bookable via the regular booking route at the top of this page.

Event information for families
This is a guided, group experience and there must be a minimum of one adult for every three children.

Buggies and large bags are not permitted inside the exhibition.

Gift Aid
Supporter tickets are 10% more than the standard admission charge and can be treated as donations to Southbank Centre. If you are a UK taxpayer you can Gift Aid all your donation to Southbank Centre by completing/making a Gift Aid declaration. If you buy a concession ticket because you are a full time student or you are in receipt of state benefits, you should not make a Gift Aid declaration if you don't pay tax on your income.

This event is part of Nordic Matters, a year-long exploration of arts and culture from Aland Islands, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

Adventures in Moominland

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