The Roald Dahl Children's Gallery, Aylesbury

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Discover the magic of Roald Dahl, family activities, exhibitions, garden cafe, gift shop and lots more. In the Roald Dahl children's gallery you can boggle your eyes and baffle your brain and let your imagination run wild. Discover inventions with Willy Wonka, Investigate Minibeasts inside the giant peach, crawl along Fantastic Mr Fox's tunnel, See the Twits upside down room, explore sounds with the BFG and lots more.

Address: Church Street, Aylesbury, HP20 2QP

Telephone: 01296 331441

Email: museum@buckscc.gov.uk

Website: http://www.buckscountymuseum.org/roalddahl/

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Calling all Roald Dahl fans
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I went to the Roald Dahl Children's Gallery last week as part of a Reception school trip. The children had recently read The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl so they were familiar with some of his books and really enjoyed the story being retold by one of the museum staff. I definitely think it's worth reading a Roald Dahl Book before visiting so that the trip has more meaning. There's a little cafe (with seats outside too - but unfortunately with 60 children didnt get to experience it :))) which has an outside grassy area for kids to run around in and let off some steam. The children really enjoyed the interactive parts of the museum especially Mr Foxes' tunnel which proved to be a firm favourite. The gallery is next door to Buckinghamshire County Museum which is free, so definitely worth combing both as part of a day out. It's worth noting that parking is really bad around the museum. When we visited last time we parked in the shopping car park as we couldnt find any parking on the road, so bear this in mind if you go.
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Great for 3/4 year olds
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My girls really liked the Roald Dahl children's gallery in Aylesbury, its much more suited for slightly younger ones than the museum in Great Missenden. There is Fantastic Mr Fox's tunnel to crawl through which mine loved and a great glass elevator. It probably only takes about 30 minutes to go round but there is a little cafe there and a lovely outdoor area for picnics. The added bonus is the Aylesbury museum which is right next door and you get in there for free - there was a toy exhibition on when we went which was interesting for me and fun the girls. Definitely a good half term day out.
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