The Wombles

The Wombles are a community of furry, long-nosed burrowing creatures created by children's book author Elisabeth Beresford who lived in Alderney permanently from 1978 until she died in 2010 (See our Blue Plaque Trail).

The Womble community lives peacefully under the parkland of London's Wimbledon Common and emerges secretly to clean up and repurpose the rubbish left behind by Humans. Each Womble characters are named after a places the author had a connection with. One of them is called Alderney.

The original Womble soft toys have been donated by Elisabeth Beresford's family to the Alderney branch of Cancer Research UK. They are now displayed at the Alderney Museum together with memorabilia donated by people on and off Island. Visitor can browse through a scrapbook for stories and photos and ask the Custodian to play the CD specially recorded for the exhibition by Bernard Cribbins, the voice of the Wombles.

Get in contact

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Alderney Museum, High Street, Alderney, GY9 3TG
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Opening hours:
Mon 10-12 & 14.30-16.30
Tue 10-12 & 14.30-16.30
Wed 10-12 & 14.30-16.30
Thu 10-12 & 14.30-16.30
Fri 10-12 & 14.30-16.30
Sat 10-12
Sun Closed

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