Myths and Monsters | Events at The Victoria Art Gallery

Myths and Monsters


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Postponed from its summer 2020 slot due to the pandemic, this family-friendly exhibition is a fun continuation of the 2017 Here Be Dragons extravaganza, which broke attendance records for the Gallery.

Myths and Monsters will once again link the worlds of literature, art and myth with some of the very best (and worst) you could expect to meet. 

Star contributors include:

  • Axel Scheffler – The Gruffalo and other Julia Donaldson books
  • Michael Foreman – War Boy, Stubby and The Littlest Dinosaur
  • Cressida Cowell – How to Train Your Dragon
  • Victoria Topping - Mythologica: An encyclopedia of gods, monsters and mortals from ancient Greece
  • Chris Mould – The Iron Man

Alongside the exhibition, there will be a chance for young visitors to get involved by making their own ‘monster in a jar’ at home, which can then be displayed as part of the show.


Story book monsters are on the loose in Bath!
Look out, monsters have escaped into the city! In addition to the exhibition, you’re invited to search for monsters as part of our free immersive trail around Bath. Check out the video below for the clues of where to go, and for a taste of what’s in store.

Keep your eyes peeled in town for some of the best (and worst!) you could expect to meet. The monsters will be hiding on posters in local book shops. Scan them on your phone and watch them come to life! Then head to the Victoria Art Gallery to see if there are any other monsters or mythological beasts lurking outside.

The Myths & Monsters immersive trail has been developed by Immersive Promotion Design, based at The Studio in Bath in collaboration with Bath Spa University.


There will also be a cosy reading corner where visitors can peruse books by many of the artists and authors represented in the exhibition.

View the fun family activities that will be taking place during the exhibition. All activities are included in the ticket price. 

Exhibition ticket prices

Adult: £6
Concession: £5.50
Child (6-18): £2
Children under 6 receive free entry to the exhibition