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Grand Opening: John Burningham's Bedtime Stories

Saturday 7th October
10am - 1pm

Have a truly scrumptious day out and see a hand-crafted replica of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, celebrating the opening of our new exhibition.

John Burningham created award-winning children’s stories such as Borka and Avocado Baby, and illustrated Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for the novel by Ian Fleming. His drawing of the magical car was later adapted for the 1964 film and the hugely popular theatre production.

A Replica of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, the magical flying car.

See the Iconic Car

Join us to see all 17.5ft of a hand-crafted, replica Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Chitty fans will know that the original road car from the film, GEN 11 now resides in New Zealand. Before she flew away, theatre musician Rob Alderton was permitted to take detailed notes and photos. This is the car you’ll see, lovingly recreated by Rob with help from vintage car engineer Phil D’Archambaud.

Tickets to see the car are free, pre-booking is essential.

Enter our Prize Draw

Be in with a chance of winning a ride through the historic Welbeck Estate in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with two of your friends or family. Three runners-up will get the chance to climb aboard Chitty whilst parked outside the gallery, for a fine four fendered photo opportunity.

All proceeds support the work of the Harley Foundation charitable trust. See our full terms and conditions.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang John Burningham


Book your free ticket to see Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

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Bookings are open for general admission from 1 September 2023.

Enter our Prize Draw to win an unforgettable ride through the Welbeck Estate.

Tickets cost £3 per entry, or £10 for four entries.