Explore Alice’s Wonderland at WA Museum Boola Bardip

By Marnie Adams, Contributor @ Kids In Perth 21 Dec 2022

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First published in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland has been a part of pop culture consciousness since 1903 when a namesake British silent fantasy film was first to feature in the movies.

With this rich tapestry of film and iconography, Wonderland is the first ever large-scale immersive exhibition celebrating Lewis Carroll’s fantastically, timeless tale, creating a place where nothing is impossible.

 

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With your own interactive Lost Map of Wonderland in hand, explore the Hallway of Doors, play at the Queen’s Croquet Ground and take part in a magical Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. Along the way, you will encounter more than 300 unique objects sourced from around the world including first-edition publications and illustrations, animation cels, spectacular costumes, props and more.

 

Wonderland is the perfect destination for the family during school holidays with plenty to explore and keep the children delighted. Fall down the rabbit hole into a journey like no other. The more curious you are… the more you’ll discover!

Wonderland exhibits at WA Museum Boola Bardip from 16 December 2022 until 23 April 2023.

For more information and tickets, visit.museum.wa.gov.au/boolabardip/wonderland or find everything you need below to organise your family's next visit to WA Museum Boola Bardip!

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First published in 1865, Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland has been a part of pop culture consciousness since 1903 when a namesake British silent fantasy film was first to feature in the movies.

With this rich tapestry of film and iconography, Wonderland is the first ever large-scale immersive exhibition celebrating Lewis Carroll’s fantastically, timeless tale, creating a place where nothing is impossible.

Meet Lewis Carroll

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Bio.

Born: Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, 27 January 1832 @ Daresbury, Cheshire, England

Died: 14 January 1898 (aged 65) @ Guildford, Surrey, England

Occupation
Author, Illustrator, Poet, Mathematician Photographer, Teacher & Inventor

Genre: Children's literature, Fantasy literature, Mathematical logic, poetry, literary nonsense, linear algebra, voting theory

Lewis Carroll's Autograph

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Fun Facts about Lewis Carroll...

#1. Lewis Carroll was suspected of being Jack The Ripper!

#2. He invented a tool called the nyctograph so he could write during the nighttime just so he wouldn't lose any great ideas.

#3. Carroll had a stutter when talking and it affected him all through his life. Despite adversity, he managed to accomplish a lot.

#4. Carroll had a stutter when talking and it affected him all through his life. Despite adversity, he managed to accomplish a lot.

#5. Did you know the Dodo in Alice In Wonderland is actually Lewis Carroll himself?

He gave that character to himself because he would stutter his name out as "Do-Do-Dodgson".

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Watch the very first Alice in Wonderland movie...

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Alice in Wonderland is a 1903 British silent fantasy film directed by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow. Only one copy of the original film is known to exist. The British Film Institute (BFI) partially restored the movie and its original film tinting and released it in 2010.

Behind the Scenes...

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Hear from the Lead Curator who explains everything involved in putting together this interesting and immersive exhibition which tells the story of Alice in Wonderland.
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Curiouser and curiouser! Imagine a world where nothing is impossible.

Come with Alice on an adventure into Wonderland – an interactive exhibition that celebrates Lewis Carroll’s timeless stories and Alice’s adventures on film.

Explore Alice’s journey from book to screen, through original picture books, magic lanterns, and more than 40 moving image, film and TV moments. Then join an immersive Mad Hatter’s Tea Party that comes alive with digital wizardry.

A green and pink coloured illustration of Alice in Wonderland, facing away with her hands clasped behind her back
Get lost in the Hallway of Doors, squeeze into a tiny house, climb a giant chair to peek into Alice’s room, and post your personalised soldier avatar on the Queen’s croquet ground.

The closer you look, the more you’ll discover – not everything is what it seems!

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Dates

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Tickets

Standard | $20
Concession | $17.50
Junior (5 – 15) | $15
Junior (0 – 4) | Free
Family | $60

Membership

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Join their Membership program to access 15 - 30% off discounted tickets for this exhibition.

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Special Exhibition Events

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Daily | Sunset till late
7pm – 10.30pm
Friday 18 November – Sunday 23 April
Night projections at Boola Bardip

Illuminate: Alice

Delight in the spectacular Illuminate: Alice night projection at WA Museum Boola Bardip, launching as part of the City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail.

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Friday, Saturday & Sundays | 10.30am & 2pm
Friday 16 December 2022 - Sunday 23 April 2023

Mad Hatter's Tea Parties
Enjoy a High Tea with friends in the Mad Hatter's Garden, inclusive of entry into the Wonderland exhibition.
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Saturdays | 10.30am 
Saturday 7 January – Saturday 22 April

Wonderland Exhibition Tour

Join a one-hour guided tour to see Alice's world come alive, as you delve deep into Lewis Carroll's life and work.

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Monday 9 January | 10am - 1pm
Friday 20 January | 10am - 1pm
Drop and leave program

Curiouser and Curiouser!

Join this crime scene investigation workshop where participants will use forensic tests to work out what really happened at the Mad Hatter's tea party.

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Saturday 14 January| 5.30pm - 9pm

Please note ticket sales close 3 days prior to event 

Torchlight Disco: Wonderland Edition

Families can experience the magic of Wonderland at Boola Bardip — after it closes for the day!

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Monday 23 January | 10am - 4pm
Drop and leave program

Stop Motion Animation: Falling Down a Rabbit Hole!

Create your own stop-motion animation inspired by Alice's famous adventure down the rabbit hole.

Date Night at WA Museum?

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Fridays | 5.30pm – 9pm
16 December - 21 April

Half Mad Bar

Wonderland up late! Disappear down the rabbit hole on Friday evenings from 5pm - 9pm. Explore the exhibition, music, performers and more.

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Membership Benefits

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Be first to know about special exhibitions & programs. 

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Every time you book tickets or visit the Museum, you'll enter into a competition for an awesome grand prize!

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