Quentin Blake: The Illustrated Hospital

At: Moyse's Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1DX

4 June 2024 - 6 October 2024

More info: https://www.moyseshall.org/whats-on/details.cfm?id=896547&ins=1348390

Moyse’s Hall Museum is proud to present a display of unusual and relatively unknown work by one of the nation’s favourite illustrators.

Since 2005, Quentin Blake’s drawings for hospitals and healthcare settings have become a significant part of his work. Because of their clinical function, many of the spaces are not easily accessible to visitors, so relatively few people - only patients and hospital staff - may get the chance to see them.

The exhibition consists of over 70 prints of work created for different healthcare settings in the UK and France over the past two decades.  Works for a maternity unit sit alongside others for children's hospitals and clinics; together with an occupational therapy unit and a residential unit for patients with eating disorders.  The newest work in the show was created in 2023, and is aimed at supporting patients with dementia.  In all, selections of work for ten different hospitals are showcased, many not seen outside their hospital setting before.

Created in Quentin Blake’s instantly recognisable style, the drawings provide something for everyone. With swimming babies, helpful dragons, treetop adventures, and poignant landscapes, there are plenty of unexpected delights to discover in Quentin Blake’s Illustrated Hospital.

All exhibition tickets include access to the full museum collection including:

  • West Suffolk’s infamous Crime and Punishment displays with a book bound in human skin, witchcraft, and more
  • The history of the Abbey and our treasures of the medieval period
  • A rotating display of our fine art collection which includes Mary Beale and Sybil Andrews
  • The museum's world-renowned Gershom Parkington Clock Collection and Suffolk Regiment displays

Times: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm (last entry 3.30pm), Sun 12pm-4pm (last entry 2.30pm)
Tickets: Adult £5, Senior Citizen £4.50, Child and Full Time Student £3. Under 5's go free and do not need a ticket.
Booking:  Via Moyse's Hall Museum website or call 01284 758000