A Moomin Winter’s Eve

Please note, this Gallery Late event is aimed at grown-up Moomin fans - for families and children, our Saturday and Sunday Moomin events have been specially programmed for you!

Enjoy talks, performances and workshops exploring the magical tales of – and wisdom from - Moominvalley. Your ticket includes all Lates activites, entry to the Permanent Collection and the Tove Jansson exhibition. More details coming soon!


Which Moomin character are you?

Discover which Moomin character best conveys you as we take a closer look at the personalities behind the pictures with Sirke Happonen, Moomin expert, author and lecturer at University of Helsinki. Take a different kind of personality test, learn how to spot a Myble or maybe even transform yourself into the Snork Maiden.

Moominvalley Photobooth

Release your inner Moomin with Leo Crane and Roy Butler of London Animation Studio. Join others to create a Moominvalley-inspired landscape using simple collage techniques or jump in front of the green screen and strike a pose inspired by a Moomin character. We’ll digitise the landscapes and pop you in, creating images which will be shared through our social media.

Feeling at Home: Home Spaces in Tove Jansson’s Moomin Novels

Gaston Bachelard talks about the home as “the human being’s first world” and argues that “always, in our daydreams, the house is a large cradle”. The concept of home is also fundamental within our first literary world: children’s literature. In this talk, Sinéad Moriarty and Anne Malewski (doctoral researchers at the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature at the University of Roehampton) will explore ideas of home and home spaces in Tove Jansson’s Moomin novels. 

Moomins in the Mausoleum

In the mausoleum, we’ll be joined by storytellers and performers for candlelit readings of the Moomin stories throughout the evening.

Tove Jansson (1914-2001)

Make the most of after-hours entry to the Tove Jansson exhibition, and get to know the Moomins through the original book illustrations and well as comic strips.

Food and Drink

“One can’t be too dangerous, if they like to eat pancakes. Especially with jam on it”, Moomintroll once wisely said. As no gathering is complete without a suitable feast, we'll be serving special Moomin inspired food and drink for the evening - from Moominpappa’s favourite tipple to traditional Finnish dishes.

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Event details

Start date
15 December 2017
Adults £15.50; Friends and Concessions £12.50