The Roald Dahl Museum is a celebration of his life and works. It features three rooms based on different eras of his life and is aimed at children aged 6 to 12, though there are also fun activities for younger children.
Explore the Boy Gallery to learn about Dahl’s love for chocolate and schoolboy mischief. The Solo Gallery explores his travels in Africa and the mementos he kept when working in his Writing Hut. You can discover inventions with Willy Wonka and you can even test your sparkiness with the Sparkometer – do you have as much spark as Charlie from the chocolate factory or Sophie and her BFG?
Those who fancy a hand at writing themselves can pick up tips from the Story Centre. After sitting in the writing chair where Dahl came up with his ingenious ideas, or creating your own gobblefunk word, it’s hard not to feel inspired.
Throughout school holidays and at weekends, storytelling sessions are run hourly.
If you’re in the area for a weekend why not make it even more booktastic by visiting the Harry Potter Studios too?
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Very small in relation to the cost of admission. There are activities for children, which they generally enjoy, but little that one could not do at home. A better way of spending the cost of admission would be to buy a Roald Dahl book
Gorgeous place to spend an inspiring couple of hours. Kids are given a lovely little ideas book to jot down their thoughts just like Roald Dahl did, and are encouraged throughout the museum to be creative with stop frame animation, crafts, making up words and hilarious story sessions they’re invited to act in. We really enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone who loves his books.