Photographing Wonderland

Take the Puzzle Challenge

Painted by hand in the early 1900s, these Magic Lantern slides bring the Alice stories to life in fresh, vibrant colours.

Have a go at the Alice jigsaw puzzles (warning: they can be addictive!).

Put yourself in the picture

Are you inspired to get creative?


You're 6 easy steps away from drawing your own Cheshire Cat.

All you have to do is:

  1. Download the step-by-step instructions.
  2. Grab some pens, paper and an eraser (practice makes perfect!).
  3. Follow the steps.

Then relax while you colour in your masterpiece to create your own personal smiling cat.


More to explore: Drawing instruments in the Museum

Take a look at this set of drawing instruments from the early eighteenth century and find out how our experts carefully swabbed and buffed to return it to its former glory.


We can all see the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter's Tea Party in our mind's eye.

So why not recreate scenes from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass in your own home?

Make yourself a fancy dress costume — or get the whole family involved in your Alice tableau.

Find out more and take up the #PictureThis challenge

More to explore

Take a look at Charles Dodgson's photographic equipment and more Lewis Carroll-themed objects in our collection.



This page is part of the virtual Alice’s Day 2020.

Find more online activities at The Story Museum