Take the kids to … The Roald Dahl Museum, Great Missenden, Bucks

Fans of the master storyteller will love this peek at his life in the village where he lived and wrote for 36 years

In a nutshell
In a pretty house on the high street, near where Dahl lived for 36 years – just past the vintage Shell petrol pumps that appeared in Danny the Champion of the World – three rooms explore both his life and the writing process, with children encouraged to think about ideas, words and how stories are created. If that sounds rather worthy, it’s not. Interactive exhibits – a dressing up box, making up nonsense words, sitting in his (replica) writing chair, finding out how tall you are compared to favourite characters – are fun and playful. As it says on the house facade: “It is truly swizzfiggingly flushbunkingly gloriumptious.”

Fun fact
Roald Dahl ate a chocolate bar every day. He would screw up the foil wrapper and add it to a growing ball, now on display on his writing desk.

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