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CLOSED: Ladybird in Focus: One Giant Leap


3 September 2019
30 June 2020
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road Reading Berkshire RG1 5EX United Kingdom + Google Map

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing, One Giant Leap looks at how Ladybird Books has illustrated our fascination with space and the inventions that helped us reach it. Beginning with books about the night sky and constellations, Ladybird Books has covered humanity’s interest in the sky since the 1960s.

Showcased in the Ladybird Gallery, this exhibition uses examples from a variety of Ladybird Books and artworks to explore how we have studied the stars and developed the means to fly amongst them.

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As the museum is now closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have extended the closing date of this exhibition until the end of June 2020.