Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it – Roald Dahl Museum
We is in Dream Country. This is where all dreams is beginning – Roald Dahl, The BFG
A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men ― Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you ― Roald Dahl, The Witches
Matilda said, “Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable… ― Roald Dahl, Matilda
This review has been written by Kat who blogs over at Beau Twins, she can regularly be found tweeting as @beautwins and is on Facebook here; if you aren’t already following Kat I would highly recommend that you do!
I could keep going, there are just so many wonderful, heart felt and poignant messages delivered through the magical writings of Roald Dahl.
As a child, I was introduced to Roald Dahl books from a very young age. The captivating and wondrous stories that sparked off a world of imagination for me, Roald Dahl was a true inspiration. I was always encouraged as a child to write, draw and use my imagination by filling work books with stories, poems and drawings. I was in my comfort zone and happy place that’s for sure, it was a great escape!
Memories are very important to me and I will hold on to things in life I feel have meaning and sentimental value. I stored my Roald Dahl books for years for that exact reason. When we discovered we were having twins, one day whilst heavily pregnant; I dug them out ready to start the girls library off.
If you follow my blog you will know I love taking the girls out everywhere and anywhere! So it was much to my delight, when the Roald Dahl Museum invited us to visit by a Golden Ticket.
Although I was aware the girls were a little young for this, it didn’t matter to me as this was all part of making memories for them. It’s a place we will visit again when they are older and probably keep visiting. They also run a crafts and song hour called Chiddlers which I’ll be taking them too in the next few weeks.
The visit was split in to sections which was started off by our introduction to the museum and instructions of how to make the most out of the visit. The Staff are all so lovely and friendly and extremely informative about the museum too.
Part of the fun is to go hunting for clues, stretch your imagination and have lots of fun doing so. You are equipped with a guide full of interactive puzzles related to each part of the museum.
As you walk though the chocolate doors, here is where you discover all about Roald Dahl’s childhood and the mischief he got up to. A fantastic interactive room where you can dress in his school uniform, view an infamous recreation of a school prank and explore family snapshots. The girls seemed to like his hat!
This part was based more about his later life and writing. His orginal chair is displayed which I got a but emotional about I must admit – Truly epic!
The Story Telling Centre with crafts
A real hive of activity with a story telling section, more interactive stations including another chair that you can sit in this time! Plus the craft room were we coloured in some drawings and hung them up with all the other children’s pictures.
Right at the end you can go on a walk, you have the choice of two trails. One being off road, which we started but failed to complete as my buggy wasn’t fit for the job! Then it just got too late for the girls. But we will go back again and do the shorter, easier route as at the end of the trail is a chance to see where Roald Dahl is buried! He has a rather large head stone apparently.
On site facilities were a gift shop, a coffee shop called Cafe Twit and an outdoor play area.
We most definitely highly recommend this visit. It’s a fantastic opportunity for children to learn, interact and gain a little history of a wonderful writer in an enjoyable and imaginative way.
For more details about the museum please visit the website by clicking the below image.
*We were kindly gifted a family ticket in exchange for a full, fair and honest review. All opinions are our own.