The 1001 Stories Quest

The Story Museum has launched a public appeal to raise the final £300,000 of our £6million building project to create a fantastical place where you can experience great stories in many great ways. Titled the 1001 Stories Quest, the appeal was officially launched by award winning Oxford author and illustrator Mini Grey at a very special event on Friday 19 October.

Mini, whose bookBiscuit Bearis to be included in our 1001 Stories Collection (see below), entertained an excited group of children and families, with readings, activities and edible Biscuit Bears to munch on! To mark the launch of the 1001 Stories Quest Mini also presented the museum with a special signed edition of her book, which will go into our 1001 Stories Collection.

The 1001 Stories Quest will raise funds to complete our most unusual museum. Members of the public can join the Quest at three levels: by becoming a Founding Fellow (donating £1001), a Story Collector (£100.10), or a Story Seeker (£10.01). There are many treats in store for those who join our Quest – from personalized plaques hidden in the future museum, a personally selected story dedication, exclusive events and priority booking.

The Quest will run until the Museum reopens in its new form in early 2020, from when it will include 10 amazing new spaces to explore and enjoy: a Whispering Wood, a Treasure Chamber, an Enchanted Library…

To find out more about the Quest or to make a donation visit call us on 01865 807600.

Caroline Jones Co-Director said, ‘What a delicious way to launch our 1001 Stories Quest! With the very talented Mini Grey, who’s long been involved with the Museum, and our favourite kind of VIPs – local children – enjoying Mini’s story and the taste of a Biscuit Bear. We can’t promise a biscuit to everyone who donates to the 1001 Stories Quest but there are many other treats for those who do. Mini, these children and all of us at the Story Museum encourage everyone to get involved.’

Author Mini Grey said, ‘The life of a Biscuit Bear is usually short and sweet but now Biscuit Bear has found somewhere else safe to be – in The Story Museum’s 1001 Stories Collection. I’m thrilled that he’ll have a long and story-rich life with plenty of other story characters to play with – and hopefully safely out of reach of any hungry dogs!’