Weekends are always magical at the Roald Dahl Museum and to prove it the next few months are packed full of great excuses to visit.
Whilst the Museum has a reputation for being the number one destination for Roald Dahl fans in the school holidays, it is also brilliant place to take the family during term-time weekends. Visitors can always expect marvellous renditions of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes and Dirty Beasts from the lively and energetic storytellers. Plus there’s always free drop-in crafts and terrific Museum trails too, which, along with the interactive galleries and the self-guided Countryside and Village Trails, should be enough to keep even the most enthusiastic visitors entertained!
If that’s not enough though, it’s worth checking out the very special events that run throughout the year outside of the school holidays.
To celebrate Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’s 50th birthday the Museum will be running themed weekends to celebrate all four of the children that met sticky ends in the book. Decide who your favourite is and then don’t miss Gloop’s Glumptious Weekend on the 14 and 15 June, Veruca Salt Saturday on 19 July, Beauregarde Bonanza on 4 and 5 October and Mike Teavee weekend on 15 and 16 November. They will all feature exciting workshops (some incur an additional charge), trails, activities and surprises!
To celebrate Armed Forces Day, and as part of Great Missenden’s own Armed Forces Day events, the Museum will be exploring Roald Dahl’s time in the RAF during the Second World War on 28 and 29 June. Listen to family talks by former RAF pilot Graham Laurie on the Saturday and make a Wonkaplane from biscuits and sweeties on the Sunday. Find out more about Roald Dahl on the Aeroplane Trail which runs throughout the weekend.
As a special treat for local residents the Museum is free for HP postcode residents on Saturday 12 July. This ties in with Great Missenden’s Summer Celebration of Village Life, which will feature a farmers market, street entertainers and buskers. In the Museum visitors can listen to storytelling, explore the galleries, and get creative in the craft room from 11am to 5pm – all for free on production of a utility bill with an HP postcode. There’ll also be the chance to take a peek in our archive on one of our tours (suitable to 10 years and up, £1 per person).
The Museum is THE place to be to celebrate Roald Dahl’s birthday in style. On Saturday 13 September expect a jam-packed day of events and activities at the Museum including a Golden Ticket trail, magic and face-painting.
There’s always lots going on, so remember to check the What’s On pages regularly for new events that might be added.