The Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery Experience

Roald Dahl Workshop

The Gallery offers schools an imaginative and magical educational experience. Aimed at Key Stage 1 and 2, the interactive displays encourage pupils to investigate history, natural history, science and technology through practical hands-on activities relating to museum objects.

Curriculum Links (English and Science):

  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances role play / improvisations
  • Appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • Use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • Ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways
  • Observe closely, using simple equipment


In a typical 90-minute sessions pupils will:

  • Hear about Roald Dahl’s stories, his life and his inspiration
  • Act out a scene from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Investigate underground treasures in Fantastic Mr Fox’s Tunnel
  • Discover the world of minibeasts inside James’s Giant Peach
  • Explore sound with the BFG
  • Baffle your brains and boggle your eyes with optical illusions
  • Shrink in Mr Wonka’s Chocolate Television Machine


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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