Roald Dahl and the Museum

Posted on July 27, 2005

Perhaps author Roald Dahl (1916-1990) would have been pleased at Tim Burton's adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He might also have been pleased to find out that a museum in his honor opened last month in England. Or, then again, he might not have been.

The museum is said to have doors shaped like chocolate bars and there are unusual objects inside. Some of the objects are things Dahl collected himself. The museum also contains Dahls' writings, manuscripts, photographs and letters. Dahl used to write letters home to his mother from his boarding school. The museum also contains Dahl's idea books.

You can find more info about the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre here. The museum's rich website contains a virtual tour and lesson plans for students.

With all the plethora of author museums opening lately, it raises the stress levels for current authors. To be truly successful, clearly one must have a museum named after one. Time to start saving all those letters to your mother.

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