Come and see Quentin Blake’s 'Matilda at Thirty' illustrations in a new exhibition.
What would Matilda do at the age of thirty? Would her astonishing mathematical ability lead her to be an astrophysicist? Would she follow her love of books to become Director of the British Library? Or maybe she would be a pro wrestler by now.
Matilda is a tiny genius who stands up to formidable adults. She has inspired millions of us around the world with her kindness and bravery since her story was published 30 years ago.
To celebrate the book's 30th anniversary, Quentin Blake has re-imagined what Matilda might be doing at the age of thirty. We are displaying prints of his eight new illustrations in an exhibition here at the Museum until 2 June 2019.
Come along to the Museum to meet the marvellous Matilda Wormwood at 30, imagine what else she might be doing by now, and share your own hopes and dreams for the future.
And remember Matilda’s advice: “Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous.”
The exhibition runs from 7 March to 1 June 2019. Entry to the exhibition is included with general admission.
Take a look at the Museum pages for admission prices and opening hours.
Illustrations © Quentin Blake, 2018