Big Friendly Summer at the Roald Dahl Museum


Head to the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden to celebrate your favourite jumbly giant this summer.

Saturday 22 July to Sunday 3 September

Enjoy storytelling from The BFG every day, pick up a trail sheet to explore the galleries to build your own giant or head to the craft room to make your own BFG-inspired crafts.

You can also join in with our wondrous workshops – why not make a snozzcumber out of clay or craft your own dream jar? You can also take part in a Swishwiffling Science workshop and try out all sorts of experiments including making some fizzing frobscottle. For drama lovers, there’s a chance to act out the story in our Big Friendly Play workshop.

Pick up our special self-guided BFG trail and walk in the giant’s footsteps along the very High Street that Roald Dahl imagined the BFG peeking into Sophie’s orphanage. Or go on one of our guided walks with a BFG expert where you’ll get the chance to listen to extracts of the book in the places that inspired it.

For an even more in-depth experience, join our archivist Rachel for a tour of our archive. You’ll find out all sorts of amazing things about dreams and magic in Roald Dahl’s stories including The BFG, Billy and The Minpins and Danny the Champion of the World.

On the 23 August, we’ll be joined by the Natural History Museum Tring who’ll tell you all about the BFG’s super powers and where they are found in the animal kingdom. From super hearing to super strides, you’ll find out about a range of animals and create your own animal craft to take home.

Full event details will be published on Please visit the website to book tickets.

Museum entry costs £7.95 per person for visitors aged 5 years and over. All Museum entry tickets include re-entry for a whole year! Under 5s are free. Storytelling, Museum trails and drop-in crafts are included with Museum admission, other activities are an additional cost and running on selected days.
Museum is closed on Mondays throughout the summer holiday, except Monday 28 August.