The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Great Missenden has got it all right. From the moment you see the painted exterior, you know it’s going to be fun.
Inside, huge Wonka bars that smell of chocolate take you through to an absorbing array of documents and information from Dahl’s fascinating life. School reports, letters to his mother, handwritten notes on story ideas …
I particularly enjoyed this glass-covered display:
Then there was the recreation of Dahl’s writing hut, a glass box full of inspiration complete with knick-knacks and the chair …
After browsing, listening and watching, a Story Centre awaited with lots of hands-on activities. Story sacks, a craft corner, word games, plus a replica writing chair to try out.
Having enjoyed so many Roald Dahl stories as a child, reading them now with my children, and trying to write my first novel, I found the whole experience thoroughly exhilarating.
More information can be found on the museum website here. I highly recommend a visit; it really is flushbunkingly gloriumptious.