THE STORY MUSEUM IS A MOST UNUSUAL MUSEUM IN THE HEART OF OXFORD
Through immersive exhibitions and gallery spaces, events and outreach work, The Story Museum celebrates stories in all forms and explores their enduring power to teach and delight.
Choose Your Own Adventure is thrilled to partner with the museum on a brand-new immersive story space based on the book series which captivated and inspired a generation of young readers throughout the ’80s and ’90s. The installation allows visitors to choose between more than 28 different plot lines, each one beautifully brought to life in miniature by The Story Museum’s team of designers and artists.
Visitors will be able to search for the Abominable Snowman, take a terrifying trip on the Titanic, look for the lost jewels of Nabooti, and blast off into hyperspace. In the words of the books themselves – “You alone are in charge of what happens in your story.”
Daniel Clark, Director of Creative program, says: “There’s such an obvious synergy between the Choose Your Own Adventure books and The Story Museum’s approach of finding ways to let people step into stories. We’ve really enjoyed creating an experience that brings the books to life in a physical space and one that will bring visitors back again and again to explore a different narrative each time.”
The new space is one of eight featured “stories” in the museum’s Enchanted Library.
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The Museum aims to enrich lives, especially young lives, through story. The Museum was established to ensure that everyone can enjoy and benefit from engaging with great stories and create stories of their own in a place full of wit and wonder.
Highlights include a Whispering Wood, an Enchanted Library and Small Worlds, a dedicated space for younger children as well as a 100-seat theatre, a learning studio and a temporary exhibition space. In addition to welcoming public visitors and school groups to its Galleries, the Museum also delivers an extensive public program, including skills courses, workshops, drop-in activities and access visits for those wanting to enjoy the Museum in a more relaxed way, alongside a program of funded community and school participation projects with targeted groups. The Museum attracts up to 100,000 visitors a year.