Museum Week at the Roald Dahl Museum

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12:00pm, 30th June
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Museum Week The Roald Dahl Museum

The Roald Dahl Museum took part in Museum Week on Twitter recently. Here are their top facts and stories from the week.

Museum Week is a week long celebration of museums, galleries, archives and libraries across the globe. This year's event ran from 19 to 25 June, and the Roald Dahl Museum was busy tweeting every day. Here's a round up of the top tweets for each day's theme.



Monday's theme of food brought the Museum team together to make a picnic using recipes from Revolting Recipes and the Roald Dahl Cookbook.

Museum Week picnic at the Roald Dahl Museum Museum Week picnic at the Roald Dahl Museum



On Tuesday the Museum shared some facsinating sporty tweets. Did you know that, as a child, Dahl would cycle 6 miles with his sister to play golf. As a adult he would play golf wherever he was in the world.

Below the rugby shirt that Roald Dahl used for football at Repton is being shown to visitors during an archive talk at the Museum.

Roald Dahl's rugby shirt



Roald Dahl was on Desert Island Discs in 1979. You can see the tracks he chose below, or listen online here.

Dahl said he would listen to Beethoven before writing in the hopes that some of the genius would rub off on him.

Roald Dahl's Desert Island Discs



Thursday's theme was all about the stories behind the stories...

* The Writing Hut was central to Roald Dahl's writing process - take a look at some of its secrets.

* Find out about the inspiration behind Revolting Rhymes.

* Discover the first appearance of the BFG.

The BFG copyright Jill Bennett



Dahl’s books have been translated into over 54 languages. Here's a shelfie of a small part of the Museum's foreign language collection.

Roald Dahl Foreign Editions



Roald Dahl felt a lifelong affinity with Norway “going to Norway every summer was like going home”.

The Museum's Solo gallery explores Dahl's time in Africa. In the picture below you can see how some of the animals he encountered made their way into his books.

Solo Gallery at the Roald Dahl Museum



The Museum was given a Wonka Van from the 2010 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory film. It's currently being restored as part of an apprentiship scheme with Activate Learning. Here it is on display at Bicester Heritage.

Wonka van

If you'd like to keep up to date with the Roald Dahl Museum and see more Museum Week tweets, you can follow them on Twitter here.