The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Years 2 to 4

School visit to the Roald Dahl Museum

Sessions for years 2 to 4

Whichever books you’re reading with your class, these sessions will take you behind-the-scenes to discover Roald Dahl’s writing processes…


Exploring Editing

Roald Dahl was a master of the editing process. Explore the galleries to find out about the changes he made to his stories, from James's giant fruits to Matilda the Miracle Child. Find the editing tools he used in his Writing Hut, then develop a character in our interactive Story Centre by editing a line written by the author.

Crafting Characters

Discover how Roald Dahl found his ideas for creating characters from real life. Explore the galleries, dress up for inspiration and make your own character in our interactive Story Centre using pictures of eyes from Roald Dahl’s archive.

Unlocking Ideas

Get creative in our interactive Story Centre to collect ideas for a class Ideas Book. Explore the galleries to find out about Roald Dahl’s inspiration for the worlds of Charlie, James and Fantastic Mr Fox. Plus discover the author’s own Ideas Book!



Explore the Archive: Undercover Editors

Discover how Roald Dahl edited his work with examples from the archive throughout this session. Get hands-on completing editing activities, gobblefunk around with words like the BFG, and hunt around the Museum for editing examples from the master storyteller. Finally, your class will use all that they have learnt to edit some of Roald Dahl’s own work – will they send it to the publisher and meet the deadline?! 


Village Trail

You can combine all our sessions with our self-guided Village Trail which will allow you to explore Great Missenden and its connections with Roald Dahl. You can download the Village Trail from the downloads panel on the right hand side of this page.

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If you have any questions about the session structures, themes or content, please let us know when you make your booking and we will be happy to answer them.