The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Roald Dahl Day Celebrations

Saturday 14th September
11.00am until 5.00pm
The Roald Dahl Museum, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire

Roald Dahl Day Celebrations

Bring the whole family to celebrate Roald Dahl’s birthday! There’s no better time to head to the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden than for the world-famous storyteller’s big day. There’s plenty to keep the kids from age 5 to 12 entertained - explore the galleries, peek inside Roald Dahl’s Writing Hut, and join in with special James and the Giant Peach activities.

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What's on

Pick up a trail and follow the clues around the Museum, finding out fascinating facts as you go. Bump into the roving musician Will, and help him create a PEACHY song especially for Roald Dahl’s birthday. See the illustrations from the first ever edition of James and the Giant Peach and join in with some up-beat Roald Dahl storytelling throughout the day. Tick off all of the ’13 Ways to be Brave at the Museum’ (including pulling a Matilda power pose and hunting for bugs!), and make a bug out of craft materials to add to our giant PEACH – all included with Museum admission.

If you fancy adding some extra-special touches to your day, you can book onto one of our Roald Dahl Day activities:

Toy brick mosaic
Join in with the BRICKLIVE toy brick build and help assemble a giant PEACH of a mosaic using over 24,000 toy bricks.

Peek behind the scenes
Go on an archive tour to get close to Roald Dahl’s letters and manuscripts.

Walk in Roald Dahl's footsteps
Head out of the Museum with a guide to explore Roald Dahl Country on a walk in the footsteps of the master storyteller.

Be sure to book your tickets online by midnight the day before; the Museum’s Roald Dahl Day celebrations are always popular! Some tickets will be available on the day.

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Event details

Times: 11am until 5pm 

Cost: Museum entry applies. Please note some activities have an additional cost, see below. Activity prices do not include Museum entry which you will also need to book to take part in the acitivities. 

BRICKLIVE Mosaic Making

  • Times: 11.15am, 11.45am, 12.15pm, 12.45pm, 1.15pm, 1.45pm, 2.15pm, 2.45pm, 3.15pm, 3.45pm
  • Cost: £1 per person, adults and children
  • Age: suitable for 5+ years. Under 16s will need to be accompanied by a paying adult. Participating children under 5 years will still need to pay.
  • Type of workshop: craft activity

Archive Experience

  • Times: 11am, 12pm, 2pm, 3pm
  • Cost: £4 per person
  • Age: suitable for 8+ years. Under 16s will need to be accompanied by a paying adult. Participating children under 8 will still need to pay.
  • Type of workshop: archive talk

Roald Dahl Countryside Trail

  • Times: 11.30am, 1pm, 3pm
  • Cost: £4 per person
  • Age: suitable for 5+ years. Under 16s will need to be accompanied by an adult. Participating children aged 2 to 4 years will still need to pay.
  • Type of workshop: Walk. Footpaths might be muddy and are steep in places. Please come dressed appropriately for the weather.


Booking: you can book Museum entry and workshops online up until the day before (subject to availability). Workshop options will appear after selecting your Museum admission.

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Alternatively, you can call 01494 892192 Tues to Fri 10am to 4.30pm, Sat and Sun 11am to 4.30pm. Please leave a message if you can’t get through.

If there are any unsold workshop tickets they will be sold on the day on a first come, first served basis at the ticket desk.

Find out more about tickets and booking.