James's Peachy Summer

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The Roald Dahl Museum
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4:00pm, 4th June
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James's Peachy Summer at the Roald Dahl Museum

Celebrate all things James and the Giant Peach at the Roald Dahl Museum this summer.

Saturday 20 July to Sunday 1 September

The Roald Dahl Museum’s Peachy Summer is set to be a delight of giant proportions. Find out about James and the Giant Peach, Roald Dahl’s first classic story for children, and join in with workshops and activities with a wonderfully peachy twist.

Peachy workshops

We've got a whole host of wonderful workshops for all the family to join in with...

  • Enjoy craft workshops and make a 3D bug model or an insect portrait. 
  • Book on to the Whizzbanging Words workshop and discover how Roald Dahl wrote James and the Giant Peach.
  • Meet amazing authors who’ll read you extracts from their books and give you some tip-top writing and drawing tips.
  • Come face-to-face with some insect specimens from the Natural History Museum.
  • Stretch your legs and discover some of the sights that inspired Roald Dahl on a guided Village Trail or Countryside Trail and head off from the Museum to explore.

Excited about the above? See our what's on pages for July events and August events.

James and the Giant Peach exhibition

Step back in time and experience the first edition of James and the Giant Peach through Nancy Ekholm Burkert’s timeless illustrations on display throughout the Summer. Hear extracts from the book as part of a specially created soundscape and smell the peachy fragrance! You’ll feel like you’re right inside the book!

On throughout the summer, and free with Museum admission.

Storytelling and guided walks at the Roald Dahl Museum

New displays

Peek at the new displays in the gallery to find out about the inspiration behind James and the Giant Peach. Why did Roald Dahl choose to write a book about insects and giant fruit!?

Free with Museum admission.

Museum trail

Pick up a trail from the ticket desk to help you and your kids explore the Museum - you'll earn a peachy sticker at the end.

Free with Museum admission.

Girl making craft

Crafty kitchen activities

Every visitor, young and old, can take a bit of creative time out in George's Crafty Kitchen. As well as lots of colourful craft sheets to pick from, you can also make your own bug to add to our peach.

Free with Museum admission.

Peachy treats in the Cafe

Look out for some lip-smacking peachy treats in the Roald Dahl Museum Cafe every day!

Open 10.00am to 4.00pm every day Tuesday to Sunday.

Booking tickets

The Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, and on bank holiday Monday. We do recommend booking tickets in advance if you'd like to join us for our peachy summer! You can find out how to book here.