This landmark exhibition celebrates one of the most iconic, imaginative and inspiring stories of all time - a fantastical exhibition that explores the story's origins, adaptations and reinventions over 158 years, charting its evolution from manuscript to a global phenomenon beloved by all ages. Since the publication of the original manuscript of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in 1865, the books have never been out of print and remain one of the most influential texts in the world.
Through over 300 objects spanning film, performance, fashion, art, music and photography, the V&A will be the first museum to fully explore the cultural impact of Alice and her ongoing inspiration for leading creatives, from Salvador Dalí and The Beatles to Little Simz and Thom Browne. Highlights include Lewis Carroll's original handwritten manuscript, illustrations by John Tenniel, Ralph Steadman and Disney, stage costumes, fashion from Iris van Herpen and photography from Tim Walker and Annie Leibovitz.
There's also theatrical sets, large-scale digital projections and immersive areas with interactive displays, where you can journey through the enchanting and extraordinary world of Wonderland, through Alice's eyes - designed by award-winning designer Tom Piper - also behind the Tower of London poppies installation.
Going down through a rabbit hole...