Visitors to Oxford’s Story Museum are being challenged to take part in an imaginative interactive story installation – Ever After.

The Story Museum’s Story Craft will be manned by an all-star crew of authors, illustrators and storytellers including Katherine Rundell, Katy Ridell, and Joseph Coelho.

As it makes its way through various story worlds, visitors will be able to track the craft from ‘Mission Control’, a new and exciting interactive installation (designed by Tom Piper, MBE) where children and families can write, draw, film and record their suggestions for the stories that should become part of the museum’s collection.

And fans of the museum unable to visit needn’t worry – progress of the craft’s voyage will also be shared online.

A series of blogs posted by the various crew members throughout the journey will update online readers on the successes and challenges faced, all accompanied by beautiful illustrations from up-and-coming illustrator Katy Riddell.

Online readers will be encouraged to celebrate in the crew’s successes, help overcome the perils faced during the voyage, and offer suggestions as to where the ship should journey to next!

Whether manning Mission Control in Oxford, or plotting the course and monitoring the crew’s progress online, The Story Museum needs your help to make The Story Craft’s mission a success. The adventure begins!

The exhibition opens 10 February and runs throughout 2017.

Oxford’s Story Museum is a registered charity with a vision  to enrich lives, particularly young lives, through story.

They do this by providing great ways of engaging with great stories and through work in schools and the community.

The Museum opened to the public in 2014 after a first stage of capital works and is currently raising funds for ‘Chapter 2’ to continue the development of its site and to bring the whole building into use.

During 2017, alongside a regular programme of immersive and interactive exhibitions and events, The Story Museum is asking audiences to suggest which stories and story-related objects should become part of the finished Museum’s collection.

The Ever After event is supported by Arts Council England through the Grants for the Arts Programme.

The Story Museum is supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and by Arts Council England.

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