Roald Dahl Day in Great Missenden

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The Roald Dahl Museum
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2:00pm, 25th August
Roald Dahl Day at the Museum

Celebrate Roald Dahl's 100th birthday in his home village of Great Missenden.

The Museum of the Unexpected
Saturday 17 September

The Roald Dahl Museum's main celebration will take place on the Saturday after Roald Dahl Day. The Museum of the Unexpected will be packed with exciting and unexpected surprises. Smell your way around the Museum on the SCENTenary Trail, write your own lines for the Big Birthday Poem with poet Sara Hirch and meet Storyteller in Residence Sandra Agard. Join in with special Roald Dahl 100 art activities with artist Nisha Duggan, explore the village on guided walks and enjoy face painting, balloon modelling, magic and archive talks throughout the day - all included with Museum admission.

Archive talks will run at 12pm, 1pm and 2pm (now sold out) and cost £1 for adults and children. Please call 01494 892192 to book in advance.

The event is likely to be very popular so we strongly advise pre-booking by calling 01494 892192.

Bogtrotter Cake
  • Bogtrotter Cake
  • Storytelling at the Roald Dahl Museum
  • Guided Village Trail at the Roald Dahl Museum
  • Magic on Roald Dahl Day

Scratch 'n' sniff Matilda
Saturday 17 September at 3pm

To tie in with the Museum's celebrations, Great Missenden’s Blue Door Cinema is showing a special scratch ‘n’ sniff screening of the 1996 film Matilda (PG) (Book via ). 

Blue Door Cinema

Roald Dahl Day after school party
Tuesday 13 September, 3pm to 5pm

On the day that would have been Roald Dahl’s actual 100th birthday, the Museum will be open for free from 3pm to 5pm for some after-school fun. Celebrate with storytelling, drop-in crafts and special birthday offers in the shop. Visit in fancy dress for the chance to win some buzzwangling prizes!

Crafts in the Craft room

Roald Dahl Centenary Celebration Service
Tuesday 13 September, 2pm

There will be a special Roald Dahl Centenary Celebration Service at St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Great Missenden. All welcome for a celebratory service in the village where Roald Dahl lived and wrote for 36 years, at the church where he's buried.

St Peter and St Paul's Church, Great Missenden

Nationwide events

There are swiggles of other ways to celebrate Roald Dahl 100. For full details of nationwide events take a look at the Roald Dahl 100 pages of the website.

Roald Dahl 100