Celebrate all things Matilda this half-term

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The Roald Dahl Museum
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1:00pm, 11th May
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Matilda half-term activities

Head to the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden throughout half-term for marvellous crafts with a Matilda-twist and awe-inspiring author visits

The Museum will be in full holiday swing from Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June. Make Proghopping Pencil Cases, Bogtrotter Money banks and more. Don’t miss visits from award-winning illustrator Korky Paul on Tuesday 31 May, storyteller Sandra Agard on Wednesday 1 June and bestselling author Mo O'Hara on Thursday 2 June. See full listings below.

May half-term events

Saturday 28 May 
Make your own pot in the shape of Miss Trunchbull.
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Crackling chalkboards
Saturday 29 May
Decorate a crackling chalkboard.
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Bogtrotter money banks
Monday 30 May
Decorate a yummy-looking money bank with ceramic paints.
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Magical moments with Korky Paul
Tuesday 31 May
Join award-winning illustrator Korky Paul as he reads from his books.
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Telling tales with Sandra Agard
Wednesday 1 June
A magical hour with our Centenary Storyteller in Residence, Sandra Agard
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My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish
Thursday 2 June
Join author Mo O'Hara to find out more about her bestselling My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish series of books.
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Proghopping pencil boxes
Friday 3 June
Decorate a wondercrump wooden pencil box.
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Parrot magnets
Saturday 4 June
Create your own colourful parroty pet to stick on your fridge.
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Discover Dahl’s archive: Matilda
Saturday 4 June
A unique behind-the-scenes peek into our archive store, which houses Roald Dahl’s original letters and manuscripts.
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Holiday visiting tips!

Book in advance. The Museum can get busy in the school holidays, and some of our events do sell out in advance so give us a call on 01494 892192 to book up until the day before. Any unsold tickets for workshops or Museum admission will be sold on the day in person at the ticket desk only.

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Visit by train. There is no car park at the Museum, and local pay and display car parks can get busy in the school holidays so we recommend visiting by train if you can. Great Missenden station is just a few minutes walk away and you can travel from London Marylebone in just 45 minutes.

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Go on a walk. Pick up one of our self-guided trails to explore the village and local countryside that inspired Roald Dahl.

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See what's on. If you’d prefer a quieter experience our term-time weekends are usually much less busy than school holidays, and we run a packed programme of events all year round. 

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