Roald Dahl Day at the Museum

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The Roald Dahl Museum
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10:00am, 8th September
10 Books in 10 Minutes
  • 10 Books in 10 Minutes
  • Facepainting on Roald Dahl Day
  • Balloon creations on Roald Dahl Day
  • Magic at the Museum
  • Storytelling at the Roald Dahl Museum

Head to the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire for a packed day of celebrations for the author’s 99th birthday

Open from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 13 September the Museum will be a hive of birthday-themed fun. Don’t miss these fantabulous activities:

Be mesmerised by marvellous magic
Our magician will be roaming the galleries and courtyard and performing some sensational tricks, just like Matilda. Track them down and prepare to be amazed!

Whizz through 10 Books in 10 Minutes
Join our expert storytellers for this side-splitting session! A fast-paced hop, skip and a jump through 10 of Roald Dahl’s most popular books, with plenty of audience participation and laughs.

Take a peek in the archive
Rachel and Annie, our archive team, will take you into the Chokey (aka the Reading Room!). Take a peek at some of our archive treasures, find out how Roald Dahl wrote his stories by looking at some early drafts of his most popular books, and view a few unusual artifacts such as Roald Dahl’s sweet box. (11.15am, 12.15pm, 1.15pm, 2.15pm, and 3.15pm. Suitable for 10 years and up, £1 each adults and children, call to book).

Be blown away by balloon modelling
Make sure you pay a visit to the balloon modeller who’ll be making some buzzwangling balloon creations throughout the day.

Get to know Great Missenden
Join our guides on a walk around Great Missenden, the village where Roald Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years. See some of the buildings and landmarks that inspired the author and featured in some of his books.

Become a crackling character
Get your face painted and turn into a butterfly, a tiger or even an Oompa-Loompa!

Get creative in the craft room
Head to George’s Crafty Kitchen to have fun with drop-in crafts. Make a simple moving crocodile or decorate a 2D balloon with foam craft.

Listen to swashboggling storytelling
Our resident storytellers will be punctuating the day with a couple of invigorating sessions at 12.30pm and 4.30pm. Listen to hilarious poems from Roald Dahl’s Dirty Beasts and Revolting Rhymes.

To book tickets head to our booking pages, or give us a call on 01494 892192. Box office open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 4.30pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4.30pm. Give us a call if you want to book an Archive Tour as you can't book this online.