The Roald Dahl Museum, Great Missendon

I make no secret of the fact that I am a fan of Roald Dahl (I recently included  Little Red Riding Hood and The Wolf in a Poetically Speaking post).  I have also been enjoying reading Charlie and The Chocolate Factory to our God Daughters – I suspect I look forward to the next installment as much, and probably more than they do.

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Georges Crafty Kitchen

Therefore my recent visit to The Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missendon with our God-daughters and two of our nieces was an excellent way to spend a day.  Although this museum is aimed at children there really is something for everyone, with three packed galleries to explore, and ample interactive opportunities.  I loved the Solo Gallery which mapped the life of Roald Dahl with the highlight being a replica of his writing hut.  The younger members of our party probably favoured The Story Centre, a wonderful room full of colour, sound and of course words.  In Georges Crafty Kitchen, children’s handy work loops across walls in a wonderful mish mash of colour and texture.  All the activities are aimed at encouraging children to explore their own creativity by creating sentences, words, animations and stories.

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Charlie Bucket

On entering the museum, all children are given a Story Ideas Book to scribble inspiration and thoughts in as they move around the museum. I strongly encouraged the girls to sit in the replica of Mr Dahl’s Chair in a bid to absorb some of that story telling magic.  Of course I’m hoping that just a little bit of that magic rubbed off on me too.

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