Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre to re-open Wonka gates in line with ‘roadmap to recovery’

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The Roald Dahl Museum
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9:30am, 24th May

The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, is excited to announce its phased re-opening plans, following the latest period of closure due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

Updated 16 June 2021

  • The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre commenced a phased re-opening to visitors from Sunday 30 May 2021 in line with government guidelines.
  • It opened at limited capacity, offering guided visits to priority visitors and those with outstanding tickets from 2020.
  • The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre is excited to warmly welcome more visitors in a safe but splendiferous fashion from 26 June onwards.
Exterior of The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

On 30 May 2021, the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre re-opened, offering guided visits to guests with outstanding tickets from 2020, in line with current social distancing regulations.

From 26 June 2021, visitors will once again be able to interact with hands-on exhibits, take part in crodscolloping craft activities, strike a power pose with Matilda, come face-to-face with Fantastic Mr Fox, and discover Roald Dahl's famous Writing Hut, the birthplace of his much-loved characters. With visitor comfort of paramount importance, the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre will be controlling numbers on site through pre-booked tickets only, until further notice.

This summer the Museum also plays host to a brand-new Imagining Fantastic Mr Fox exhibition, celebrating 50 years since the title’s publication. Visitors will have the chance to find out how the character of Fantastic Mr Fox has been brought to life over the years by creators such as Sir Quentin Blake, Jill Bennett and Wes Anderson, and see how many hidden objects they can spot in the miniature version of Roald Dahl’s Writing Hut created by model-making students from the National Film and Television School.

Steve Gardam, Director of the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, says: “We are ecstatic to be able to re-open. We hope to see lots of visitors over the coming months as we continue our work to excite everyone – and especially young people – about the wonder of words and the magic of making stories. Booking a visit to the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre during this vital period of post-pandemic recovery not only gets you and your family a fantastic day out, but your support will help us to keep our Wonka gates open and share the special spark about reading, writing and creativity that comes from Roald Dahl’s stories.”

Tickets must be booked in advance. Selected dates now on sale; further tickets will be released gradually.

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