Nicholas Allan’s humorous picture book The Queen’s Knickers brings together one of the most important items in anybody’s wardrobe and one of the most famous and revered women in the world. Original illustrations and copies of the book feature in Where Stories Come From alongside labels written by students from Diamond Hall Junior Academy in Sunderland about their favourite bits of the book. This includes Joshua, aged 9, who said “this picture makes me laugh because the Queen’s bum is attached to a parachute!”

Listen to our amazing Storycatcher Jayne reading The Queen's Knickers.

Visitors will also be challenged to try and keep a straight face as they watch videos of pupils from Diamond Hall Junior Academy doing their very best to make them laugh.