Children’s book author and illustrator Gunilla Bergström first invented Alfie Atkins (known in Sweden as Alfons Åberg) in 1972 in the book Good Night, Alfie Atkins. Her series of 26 books has been translated into more than 30 languages and Alfie is a classic character for millions of children all around the world. These days, Alfie Atkins lives in an old seed shop located at the Garden Society in Gothenburg. Five years ago, this listed building was transformed into a creative cultural centre with authentic ‘70s décor. Here, the curious can play, get up to mischief, climb and discover the block of flats where Alfie Atkins lives, meet the scary monster and, of course, see the famous helicopter.

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