Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

London
Amble down the hill from Great Missenden Station through the sweet and narrow streets and you can’t miss the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre – just look out for the Quentin Blake murals on its walls. The content inside is aimed at six-12 year-olds and makes a fantastic interactive day out. The doors look and smell like bars of chocolate and there are touch-screen archives to explore; kids can also sit in Roald Dahl’s writing chair in the grubby hut he used to write in. Visiting children are also issued with a Story Ideas Book to record their inspiration and ideas as they wander around. There’s a craft room, dressing-up clothes and the chance to make photo-fit characters or stop-motion animation films. Storytelling takes place daily – in the courtyard on sunny days or in Miss Honey’s classroom if it’s wet. Keep a look out for author events and workshops, which feature puppet-making, plate decorating, cooking with chocolate and more. The museum’s Café Twit is worth a visit and there are also village and countryside trails featuring Dahl-related points of interest you can pick up from the ticket desk.
Venue name: Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
Contact:
Address: 81-83 High St
Great Missenden
HP16 0AN
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Tue-Fri; 11am-5pm Sat, Sun
Transport: Rail: Great Missenden
Price: £6.60, £4.40 concs and under-18s, under-threes free, £21 family. Booking advised
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