In good news for those with an affinity for nostalgia, a beloved bear is set to “return” to the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) on September 1.
Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic first launched in early March, but was closed temporarily, along with the ROM, in response to the pandemic.
Come September, the exhibit will return, bringing with it a welcoming, safe place to ponder, wonder, and find joy in simple pleasures.
The ROM is the exclusive Canadian venue for this playful, family-friendly exhibition, and it also happens to be the final stop on its world tour.
Guests will be able to experience the magic through to January 17, 2021.
Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A), Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic examines the origins, creation and enduring legacy of the classic stories by A.A. Milne alongside the heart-warming illustrations of E.H. Shepard.
In the exhibit, the world of Pooh is brought to life as an immersive story book made up of six chapters. Spanning over 100 years of Winnie-the-Pooh history, from 1914 to now, guests will be able to view more than 200 objects including original illustrations, letters, and proofs, along with early editions, photographs, cartoons, ceramics and fashion.
The ROM’s presentation also explores Pooh’s Canadian connection, which in-part inspired the iconic character’s rise to fame.
And if you’re inclined to adore the entire Hundred Acre Wood crew, be excited; Christopher Robin, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Owl, Piglet, Rabbit, and Tigger will all make appearances, as well.
When: March 7 through August 3, 2020
Where: Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen’s Park
Tickets: Available online here (timed-entry)