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CBeebies Teacup Travels

(6 December 2016)

Drop in to the Oriental Museum to see up close the real artefacts that inspired Charlotte’s adventure in “Teacup Travels”; the exciting second series has started on CBeebies. (December 2016)

Teacup Travels is a treasure trove of epic adventure stories, which inspires audiences up and down the country by opening the door to ancient worlds and civilizations to young viewers. Each 15 minute episode revolves around Great Aunt Lizzie telling her fictional adventures in Ancient Greece, Edo Japan, the Viking Lands and the Mayan Empire and each story features a replica of an ancient artefact from a museum somewhere in the UK.

In series two, Great Aunt Lizzie’s magical stories are told to her niece Charlotte, and we are introduced to Lokesh, Charlotte’s cousin, who, whilst cradling a warming drink in one of Great Aunt Lizzie’s special teacups, are transported back through time to ancient lands, where the story begins.

In December's episode we worked with the makers of Teacup Travels (Plum Films) to recreate the Inro from Edo Japan.

In January 2017's episode Great Aunt Lizzie tells the story of Charlotte & the Groom’s Netsuke.

Painstakingly re-made by Plum Films’ highly experienced and skilled prop-maker, these episodes were inspired by objects from the collection at the Oriental Museum. The Inro and Netsuke featured in the series are now on display in our Japanese Gallery.

Children can enjoy our Teacups Travel trail around the galleries, and become explorers just like Charlotte and Lokesh, having fun trying to find our objects from both Series 1 and Series 2.

You can find out more about the series at the CBeebies website where you can also download a printable Teacup Travels museum map which features an introduction to all of the artefacts featured in the series.