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Turn Up Ted visits The Roald Dahl Museum

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Located in Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire, the Roald Dahl Museum is housed in what used to be a coaching inn. Although small, it is full of information and things to do!

 

Dahl lived in the village for 36 years and is buried in the parish churchyard.  The museum celebrates his life and his writing and has three galleries- ‘Boy’, ‘Solo’ and ‘The Story Centre’. 

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Do you recognise which character Ted is sitting on here? 

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Doors shaped like bars of Wonka chocolate lead into the ‘Boy’ gallery which looks at Dahl’s school days. 

Ted enjoyed looking at the displays and trying on Roald Dahl’s uniform; he prefers the Bournville one!

The next gallery- ‘Solo’- contains Dahl’s actual writing hut where he wrote most of his books. It was moved from his garden to the museum so visitors could enjoy seeing where he worked. 

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There is so much to do in each gallery that Ted was a very busy bear as he made his way round. He particularly enjoyed watching Quentin Blake speaking about his illustrations for Dahl’s books.

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The ‘Story Centre’ is full of things for children to do and enjoy! Ted sat in a copy of Dahl’s chair and considered his next masterpiece!

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A fantastic place to visit- Ted really enjoyed himself!