The Wombles at Alderney Museum


Alderney Museum

High Street



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The Wombles are a community of furry, long-nosed burrowing creatures created by children's book author Elisabeth Beresford who lived in Alderney permanently from 1978 until she died in 2010.

The Womble community lives peacefully under the parkland of London's Wimbledon Common and emerges secretly to clean up and repurpose the rubbish left behind by Humans. Each Womble characters are named after a places the author had a connection with. One of them is called Alderney.

The original Womble soft toys have been donated by Elisabeth Beresford's family to the Alderney branch of Cancer Research UK. They are now displayed at the Alderney Museum together with memorabilia donated by people on and off Island. Visitor can browse through a scrapbook for stories and photos and ask the Custodian to play the CD specially recorded for the exhibition by Bernard Cribbins, the voice of the Wombles.

Admission: Children FREE, Adults £3

Monday to Friday: 10am - 12noon & 2.30pm-4.30pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 12noon

Museum open April - October


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