The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Years 5 to 8

School visit to the Roald Dahl Museum

Sessions for years 5 to 8


Delve into Drafting

After a team challenge to learn more about Roald Dahl’s life you’ll discover how he was the master of re-drafting! Learn more by exploring the Writing Hut where you’ll find real examples of the changes he made to his work, then use these processes to complete a re-drafting activity.

Building Biography

Explore the galleries to learn about Roald Dahl’s biographical writing techniques. Discover the ways that he made the everyday seem special through real-life letters, headlines and extracts. Use what you’ve learnt as well as one of our ‘special objects’ to create your own biographical character.

Unlocking Inspiration

Learn about Roald Dahl’s life before finding out where the author got his ideas from. Explore his Writing Hut to learn more and be inspired by small group activities in the galleries.



Explore the Archive: Re-drafting Roald Dahl

Discover Roald Dahl’s re-drafting process with examples from the archive throughout this session. Complete some hands-on editing activities, and hunt around the Museum for re-drafting examples from the master storyteller. Put all you’ve learnt into practice as you become an editor and send your feedback!


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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