Christmas at the Museum

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The Roald Dahl Museum
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1:00pm, 11th December
Museum courtyard at Christmas

As the festive season gets underway, we take a look at what’s happening at the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden this Christmas.

Christmas is a great time to pay a visit to the Museum. A BFG-sized Christmas tree takes centre stage in the courtyard (with HUGE thanks to Peterley Manor Farm), visitors can pick up a Christmas tree trail to hunt for the Christmas trees throughout the Museum, and families can enjoy some swashboggling storytelling every day.

There are delumptious Christmas treats in Café Twit including mince pies, cakes and cookies, and the Shop is packed full of brilliant Christmas gifts and stocking-fillers including limited edition print, books, mugs and more! (Don't forget you can also shop online).

For some added festive fun the Museum runs a variety of workshops throughout the holidays. In the run up to Christmas you can make Santa Pots, Diddly Decorations, or even Wondrous Christmas trees. After Christmas enjoy tortoise-themed activities to shell-ebrate (get it?!) the BBC adaptation of Esio Trot. Why not make an Esio Trot Treasure Pot or some Lickswishy Lettuce?

The Museum is situated in Great Missenden, the village where Roald Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years. The quaint village has a wonderfully Christmassy feel at this time of year with rows of Christmas trees adorning the High Street and lots of independent shops for last minute gifts. Plus there’s free parking in the Link Road and Buryfield car parks on Saturday 13 and Saturday 20 December, and free parking every Sunday.

Find out more about Christmas opening days and times, and essential visiting information.

P.S The new adaptation of Esio Trot, starring Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman, airs on BBC One at 6.30pm on New Year's Day. Don't miss it!

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