Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll is one of the most beloved tales throughout history. Several characters and locations in Alice in Wonderland was based upon people and familiar surroundings Carroll knew.
If you want to explore where Carroll got his inspiration, Oxford is the place to visit. At the Museum of Oxford you can see Carroll’s watch which is worn by the White Rabbit. While in the museum, make sure you don’t miss the “Drink Me” bottle that causes Alice to shrink and expand, which in reality was a Victorian medicine bottle.
Are you a big fan of Alice in Wonderland? Visit the Alice’s Shop. Here you can find a variety of Alice-related products such as fabrics, clocks, jewelry and much more. This also is where the real Alice, Alice Liddell, used to buy her sweets.
Follow the footsteps of Alice in Wonderland and take the Alice in Waterland Walking Tour. During this 90 minute guided walk you’ll get to:
- see Alice Liddell’s former home of Christ Church Meadow
- learn more about the author, Lewis Carroll, and Alice Liddell’s real-life relationship
- see where Carroll got his inspiration for several of the episodes in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass.
Experience a Mad Hatters tea party with Oxford River Cruises and pretend you’re drinking a “Drink Me” bottle and munching a “Eat Me” cake. This boat trip follow the same route of Lewis Carroll and Alice Liddell, 150 years ago from when the tale was created.
Tim Burton’s magical and inventive version of Alice in Wonderland premiered in theaters earlier this year starring Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway. The video below is the first Alice in Wonderland movie and was recorded in 1903.