Monday, 12 September 2016

Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre

I've wanted to visit the Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre for over a year, and in the run up to the upcoming Roald Dahl day this September, I knew this summer I had to go! It is so easily accessible by train - 40 minutes from London Marylebone, and relatively cheap travel too, and the centre is a short walk from the station.  Entry was £6... and if you travel by train you can use the 2 for 1 days out offer. I loved the centre. It is definitely aimed at children, but there is still lots for adults to do too. The centre as well as having so many different informative sections, facts and artefacts from Roald Dahl's life had lots of events for children such as creating dream jars and story telling sessions running throughout the day. There are lots of dressing up sections, art sections and interactive corners. My favourite parts were standing inside Roald Dahl's actual writing hut... I especially loved the retro phone & huge ashtray as it reminds me of my childhood family homes with all the retro homeware! I also did not know that his favourite lunch was Prawns and Lettuce (personally I find it gross but quirky at the same time...we all have our thing right?!) There was a quirky little Cafe Twit, and a gift shop too where I picked up some postcards but easily could've come home with cushions, flannels, books, keyrings and pencils! 

If it ever fitted into a topic, I would LOVE to bring my class here. I'd visit the museum, and complete the town trail (really easy to complete as it is on the same street) and countryside trail ... maps provided outside the centre! 

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