Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

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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
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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