Adventures in Moominland

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.

Tours run approximately 50 minutes. You can only enter the exhibition at the time on your ticket and latecomers are not admitted. There must be a minimum of one adult for every three children and buggies and large bags are not permitted.

For directions to Adventures in Moominland, please download this PDF map.

School group bookings
Please email for more information and to book for school groups.
Check out our FAQs for school groups.
Download our Educational Resource Pack for Primary Schools

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

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.

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

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Dates & times

29 Apr 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
Approximate run time: 60 mins


Yellow Room - level 1


£12 - £18
Booking fee: £1.75 (Members £0.00)
£12, £15, £18

need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 7+

The exhibition is wheelchair accessible but only wheelchairs less than 80cm wide can fit and motorised wheelchairs do not work on the uneven surfaces. Southbank Centre wheelchairs are available for use if your wheelchair is too wide or motorised. If you wish to borrow one, please arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of your tour. We recommend that you attend with a companion who can assist you. For further information please email

British Sign Language-interpreted tours
Tours designed specifically for those who communicate using BSL take place at these times:

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

Relaxed tours
Relaxed tours are designed to suit those on the autistic spectrum, those who make involuntary noises, or anyone who would benefit from a more informal environment. They take place at these times:

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

Pick up a visual guide at the exhibition or download it in advance of your trip here.

before & after

Exterior view of Wagamama, Southbank Centre
Inspired by canteen-style Japanese noodle bars, Wagamama delivers lively pan-Asian food
Exterior view of YO! Sushi at the Southbank Centre
Delectable Japanese sushi, ramen and more to be grabbed from the conveyor belt