This means visitors will now be able to have tea in the iconic yellow kitchen that also featured in Mog the Forgetful Cat, part of her equally famous series inspired by the family’s feline. The exhibition includes the chalkboard from the kitchen’s wall, complete with Kerr’s note to remember to buy cat food, as well as the fitted storage cupboards and sink – interestingly, the drawers are white and the cupboard doors are yellow, reversed by Kerr for her illustrations.
“Judith Kerr’s kitchen provided the backdrop for so many of her well-loved picture books, and Seven Stories is so pleased to be able to display it, along with Judith’s artwork,” said Gillian Rennie, head of exhibitions at Seven Stories.
The installation was funded by SUEZ Communities Trust as part of the museum’s ongoing refurbishment project. You can watch a video of the kitchen being carefully dismantled and reinstalled on YouTube: