- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3), Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Outdoor
Roald Dahl Children's Gallery, based at Buckinghamshire County Museum, is a fantastic place for you and the kids to let your imaginations run wild and have loads of fun! It attracts visitors from all over the country, and the world, and has won 2 major awards for education, with plenty of secrets to discover along the way!
There is so much to see and do, it will baffle your brain and boggle your eyes, and it's like walking into a giant pop-up book! You can explore sound with the BFG, discover minibeasts with James and his microscopic friends inside the Giant Peach, and discover buried treasures from the past, and life underground, as you crawl along Fantastic Mr Fox's tunnel!
You will also be able to discover inventions with Willy Wonka, dress up in Victorian school clothes and play some games from yesteryear, but watch out for Miss Trunchbull! Walk through an enormous book into Matilda's Library, where you will find an inviting room full of books, where you can learn more about Dahl's life and work. Watch videos, listen to stories, or just dip into your favourite Roald Dahl book.
Highlights to look out for include BFG dream bottles in the Entrance Foyer, Grandma's head, a Volkswagen Beetle car (in the Giant Peach), and the upside down room from The Twits (you would be amazed at how many people miss this!).
- Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Buckinghamshire County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 2QP, England
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
Roald Dahl Gallery
November through March
Saturdays 10:00 - 16:00
April tohrough October
Saturdays 10:00 - 17:00
School visits only during weekday term time.
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
November through March
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00
Child (3 to 18 years): £4.95
Children under 3: Free
Family or Group ticket (up to 4 people, including at least one adult): £20
The Garden Cafe and Walled Garden is a great place to relax over a coffee or light snack.
The Gift Shop has an excellent range of Roald Dahl books and pocket money toys as well as cards and unusual presents.