The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

What we offer

School visit to the Roald Dahl Museum

Our very popular schools’ sessions have been updated, expanded and have completely new structure and content which we know you are going to love. We are really excited to bring this new programme to our visiting schools.  

Learn from Roald Dahl, master storyteller 

We’re home to one of the most complete literary archives – of one of the world’s greatest children’s writers, Roald Dahl!

A school trip to our great little Museum in Buckinghamshire will support your pupils’ literacy learning. Our Museum is the perfect place to see the writing process in action by one of its masters. Pupils will discover how they can use the same techniques themselves and find out more about Roald Dahl’s life while exploring our fun, interactive galleries.

Our aim is for your visit to us to be HANDS-ON, INVESTIGATIVE and EXCITING. Our schools’ programme is delivered by our experienced Learning Team. All of our team hold an Enhanced DBS clearance and regularly review and update their professional skills.

90 minute and 180 minute sessions

We offer two types of sessions. Both types are based around a key literacy area which is the focus throughout your visit.

90 minute sessions:

  • Discover more about an element of Roald Dahl’s writing process and his life.
  • Based in the Museum’s galleries with our 40 interactive installations.
  • Include a small group activity working with materials from the Roald Dahl archive.
  • Include a short, interactive talk in the replica Writing Hut focused on the theme of your session.
  • Include a self-led team challenge*.
  • Can combine with our self-guided Village Trail.

180 minute sessions:

  • Discover more about an element of Roald Dahl’s writing process and his life.
  • Based in our learning space with a unique opportunity to work with Roald Dahl’s drafts and letters.
  • Include time exploring the Museum’s galleries with our 40 interactive installations.
  • Use Roald Dahl’s work as a model to produce your own work.
  • Include a self-led team challenge*.
  • Can combine with part of our self-guided Village Trail.

Explore sessions for years 2 to 4

Explore sessions for years 5 to 8

Small group bookings

We do have some availability for small, self-led group bookings at certain times. For more information see our Group Bookings page.

*Team Challenge

Find out more about the self-led team challenge.

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