This multi-sensory exhibition for our young visitors invites you to step straight into your favourite nursery rhymes, discovering how stories, song and rhyme are shared across generations across the world.

You can step straight into your favourite nursery rhymes, discovering new ones from around the world and learning how stories, song and rhyme play a vital part in early childhood. With sensory opportunities and beautiful varied work by international illustrators, there's something here for all the family.

This is a chance to see original artwork commissioned by Seven Stories for Over the Hills and Far Away - A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes from Around the World collected by Elizabeth Hammill, initiator and co-founder of Seven Stories. (Published in 2014 by Frances Lincoln Children's Books) and the rare opportunity to view Harold Jones' art from the classic Lavender's Blue published in 1954.

Supported by Frances Lincoln Children's Books, part of the Quarto Publishing Group UK and the Siobhan Dowd Trust. Exhibition designed by 24 Design.

Have a read...

Find out how Elizabeth Hammill compiled Over the Hills and Far Away in her blog post for Scottish Book Trust.

Rhyme Around the World - A Nursery Rhyme Exhibition by Gillian Rennie, Senior Curator, Touring Exhibitions Group (TEG) Case Study, April 2016 

360° Gallery Tour: Rhyme Around the World – A Nursery Rhyme Exhibition

Take a virtual tour to familiarise yourself and your family with our Rhyme Around the World Exhibition before you arrive. This multi-sensory exhibition invites you to step straight into your favourite nursery rhymes, discovering how stories, song and rhyme are shared by generations across the world.

With thanks to Nick Bailey for providing the 360° Tour film footage (C) Nick Bailey, Visual360