The Roald Dahl Museum in Bucks is the perfect place to introduce the little ones to the writer’s classic stories. There are craft activities, storytelling and galleries depicting Dahl’s most famous creations, plus it's a haven of chocolate with the doorway to one room comprised of giant Wonka bars. For grown-ups, and new this year, you can see the garden hut where RD wrote daily for 35 years, including his tatty armchair, hand-made green baize writer's slant and collection of inspirational curios - including a hip bone which he kept after an operation and a KitKat foil ball fashioned out of hundreds of foil wrappers from his favourite chocolate bar. You could also take some time to explore Dahl’s village haunts, by way of a marked-out the Village Trail.
This great little award-winning Museum is aimed at 6 to 12 year olds and their families and is situated in Great Missenden where Roald Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years. The Museum has two fun and fact-packed biographical galleries (one of which now features Roald Dahl’s original Writing Hut) and a fantabulous interactive Story Centre full of hands-on displays and games.
In the school holidays and at weekends, an inspiring range of workshops, events and free storytelling sessions take place. Free craft activities are always on offer, while the Village Trail leads intrepid visitors around Great Missenden to see the places that feature in the stories.
Café Twit serves a family-friendly range of home-made soups, sandwiches and cakes. The Shop is a treasure-trove of books, toys, gifts and pocket-money items. Visit the online shop at www.roalddahlstore.org
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81–83 High Street, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, HP16 0AL
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