Matilda’s Brilliant Book Bags

Matilda Workshop

Using Roald Dahl’s Matilda and her love of reading as inspiration, this fun craft workshop, aimed at Key Stages 1 and 2, will provide opportunities to explore museum collections and make a souvenir book bag to take home.


Curriculum Links (reading):

  • Develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • Acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage


In a typical 90-minute session pupils will:

  • Recap the story of Matilda and investigate her links to Buckinghamshire
  • Discuss how Roald Dahl gathered inspiration from the world around him for story writing
  • Explore museum objects to generate ideas
  • Create a design on a canvas book bag to take back to school


Price: £6.50 per pupil (minimum charges apply)

Max 45 pupils per session

1 free staff member per every 6 children

Lunch rooms available on request at time of booking (FREE with a whole day visit)


For a whole day visit, book our Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery Experience workshop.

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