As part of our touring programme which has seen Seven Stories exhibitions enjoyed by over a million visitors in venues around the country, it is Plymouth City Museum's turn to host the Enid Blyton exhibition. This popular exhibition has travelled to Plymouth following a successful run at the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge,  Canterbury where it was described as  "a blockbuster".

The objects and framed artworks were condition checked by a member of our exhibitions team before being packed in flight cases for transport.

A second condition check took place on arrival at the next venue and it was my turn to travel to Plymouth to do the checks.

Works were thoroughly examined for any change of condition before being carefully stored prior to installation.

I arrived at the museum to find everybody busy painting the walls from their customary white to Noddy's trademark red, yellow and blue. Most of the graphics were in place and more went up during my visit transforming the space into a wonderful sensory experience.

The Magic Faraway Tree was ready to have it's slippery slope added in anticipation of thousands of Blyton lovers sliding down it.

Toyland was taking shape ready for visitors to drive Noddy's car.

Since writing this blog on the train back from Plymouth, the exhibition has opened and runs till the end of August.

Mystery, Magic and Midnight Feasts – the Many Adventures of Enid Blyton  
Plymouth City Museum from Wednesday 17 June – Friday 28 August 2015